State of Indian Country Tourism Survey
1.
In the past 12 months, how has tourism (visitation) changed in your region?

Improved greatly
Improved somewhat
Stayed about the same
Weakened greatly
I am not sure
2.
In 2020, do you expect tourism revenues to:

Increase greatly (5% or more)
Increase slightly (less than 5%)
Stay about the same
Decrease slightly (less than 5%)
Decrease greatly (5% or more)
3.

If anticipating an increase, to what do you attribute the growth?

(Select all that apply)

Increased infrastructure
Increased marketing efforts
Increased political support
New options in transportation
New port of entry
Other  
4.

If anticipating a decrease, to what do you attribute the decline?

(Select all that apply)

Decreased infrastructure
Decreased marketing efforts
Decreased political support
Decreased transportation options
Environmental issues (disaster, etc.)
Other  
5.

Which agency/organization(s) is your primary source for regional tourism data?

(Select all that apply)

State tourism office
Local convention & visitors bureau
Local economic development agency
Local chamber of commerce
Other  
6.

What are the most significant challenges facing your tourism businesses this year?

(Select all that apply)

The U. S. economy
The global economy
Inadequate / underfunded marketing
Infrastructure issues (construction, renovation, basic facilities)
Lack of accommodations
Travel challenges (access, distance, no suitable air/rail hub nearby)
Staffing issues (recruitment, retention, pay, expectations)
Operational costs
Lack of coordinated tourism efforts in your region
Lack of stable federal/regional funding
Government officials do not prioritize tourism in policy decisions
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7.

When looking at all your visitor markets, what are your expectations for attendance?
 

 Increase Stay the Same Decrease Don't Know  
Regional visitors  
Domestic visitors  
International visitors  
8.

If you market internationally, what are your top inbound markets?

(Select all that apply)

Camada
Mexico
United Kingdom
Germany
Italy
China
Other  
9.
Does your business operate year-round? 
Yes No          
         
10.

During your peak season, how many employees work for your tourism business(es)?
 

 1-3 4-5 6-10 More than 10 More than 50 
Full-time
Part-time
Seasonal
11.

Please select the industry that best describes your business:

Accommodation
Tour operator
Cultural/heritage attraction (museums, cultural centers, etc.)
Visitor center
Food and beverage service (restaurant, fast food, catering, etc.)
Festival/event/pow wow
Sporting activity
Outdoor recreation
Other  
12.

If you selected accommodation, please specify:

Casino hotel/resort
Non-casino hotel/resort
Campground/RV park
Other  
13.

Please identify your role in tourism:

Tribal leadership
Work for a Tribe
Work for a Tribal enterprise
Work for a Native-owned business (100% Tribal ownership)
Work for a Native-owned Business (At least 51% Tribal ownership)
Work for an intertribal organization or association
Other  
14.
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