Elkhart County (IN) Convention and Visitors Bureau

Tourism Building Community

Communities compete for visitors because tourism is significant economic development. Visitors bring money into a community from outside its borders, generating revenue for local businesses, providing jobs, generating taxes for governments and contributing to the economic vitality of the area.

Therefore, to stimulate the economy, the goal is to get more people into the area and get them to stay as many nights as possible. In 2018, over 526,471 room nights were sold in Elkhart County according to Smith Travel Research (based on reporting lodging facilities).

CERTEC Research – Economic Impact of Elkhart County’s Tourism and Travel Industry 2017 (PDF)

Elkhart County, IN Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. 2018 Performance Results

Elkhart County Tours & Travel Industry Highlights