Northwest Arkansas is growing as a tourist destination and we have the numbers to prove it.
- Breaking records: The hospitality tax collected from NWA and Arkansas as a whole show a rebound from 2020 and numbers beyond 2019 data. However, the number of jobs have not rebounded from records set in 2019 anywhere in Arkansas except in the NWA region.
- The numbers: Northwest Arkansas saw an average of 25,800 travel and tourism jobs from Jan-Aug this year. This is 100 more than the 2019 numbers, and up 7% compared to 2020. From last year, the tourism tax collections grew 39.7% in Benton County and 66.75% in Washington County.
Find the full Tourism Ticker report by Talk Business & Politics HERE.