Tourism industry sets records in Lancaster County

The tourism industry in Lancaster County exceeded pre-pandemic levels last year in terms of visitors and dollars spent and generated, setting a new record, according to Discover Lancaster’s 2021 tourism economic impact report released this week. Here are four takeaways from the report:

Lancaster County had 9.13 million visitors who spent $2.3 billion in 2021. That’s a record, according to the study, conducted by Tourism Economics, the same company that conducts a similar study for the state. Visitation in Lancaster County was 32.1% higher than 2020 (6.91 million) and 2.2% above 2019 (8.93 million). Visitor spending improved 53.9% over 2020 ($1.5 million) and 3.2% ($2.23 million) above 2019.