Indiana tourism industry sets record $12.7 billion in visitor spending in 2018

For the sixth year in a row, Indiana tourism has experienced record growth.

The state’s Office of Tourism Development says the tourism industry set a record $12.7-billion in visitor spending last year.

To build on this momentum, State Representative Mike Karickhoff has introduced a bill to establish a joint public-private agency called the Indiana Destination Development Corporation.

Karickhoff says his proposal, if passed, would help make Indiana’s tourism industry more competitive on the national level.