Visit Napa Valley sponsors an in-market survey every other year to gather visitor information and assess tourism's economic impact on the Napa Valley. This research is conducted by Destination Analysts, a San Francisco based company specializing in tourism market research and intelligence. Below is a snapshot of the most recent 2016 results.
The research surveys for the 2016 Napa Valley Visitor Profile consists of three parts: a Napa Valley lodging guest survey; a Napa Valley visitor intercept survey of day-trip visitors and those staying with friends and relatives in private homes; and a telephone survey of Napa County homeowners to quantify visitors staying in private homes.
In 2016, Napa Valley's visitor industry generated $80.3 million in tax revenues for government entities in Napa County, which is an increase of 25.2 percent from 2014, which resulted in $64.2 million in tax revenues. Taxes directly generated by the visitor industry include revenues from the transient occupancy tax (hotel tax), sales taxes and property and transfer taxes paid on lodging facilities.
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