Volume 2 Issue 3 June 2004 Applied Research Note 2

Economic Impact of Nature Tourism: A Case Study

by Deepak Chhabra (University of Northern Iowa)

This study examines the economic impact of nature based tourism generated by Lake Berryessa upon the Napa County in California. Four dimensions of economic impact were analyzed: output, employee compensation, indirect business taxes, and employment. The results indicated that despite low multipliers, non-resident visitors generate an economic impact of $43.5 million.

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