and in contributed $7.1 billion to the in 2020, according to a report.
As per theand Department, the number of tourists decreased by 17 percent from the previous year, partly due to the COVID-19 . While saw the decrease, nationwide fell by 34%.
and rec department stated that the average amount tourists spend in the increased in 2020, rising from $343 per night in 2019 to $434 nightly in 2020.
The department said that 13% of tourists visited thein 2020 for compared to 5% in 2019.
also saw record numbers of visitors.
“Those of us who live here have always known how incredibleare,” said Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell in a report. He is also Oklahoma’s Secretary of , Wildlife, and Heritage.
“During a time when many felt safer outside, many out-of-also got a chance to experience that beauty—fishing our lakes, hiking our , and scaling our summits.”