Research Links & Sources
Additional reports, facts and figures related to Minnesota travel and tourism.
U.S. Travel Association research, including current and historical U.S. travel indicators
Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) – Reports on arrival and departure information to and from the U.S.
University of Minnesota Tourism Center – Research and Publications
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) – Facts and Figures
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) – Reports, including current and projected outdoor recreation participation
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) – Source of most current available federal data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) – User-friendly data tools for reports of employment, unemployment, wages, etc. Includes Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), Current Monthly Employment Statistics (CES), and other reports.
Minnesota Department of Revenue – Minnesota State Sales and Use Tax Statistics and Annual Reports, back to 1998 (gross sales, taxable sales, and tax liability by city, county, and industry)
Minnesota Department of Revenue Leisure and Hospitality Industry Reports, back to 2004 – Number of businesses, gross sales, taxable sales, and tax liability by type of business, county, and tourism region. (Limited data for resorts also available starting with 1985.)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, online reports at five-year intervals back to 1991
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, Minnesota State Report