About Visit Fort Wayne
Visit Fort Wayne, The Fort Wayne/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the nonprofit organization whose purpose is to expand Fort Wayne's economy by attracting convention and leisure visitors. Each year, millions of dollars from visitor spending generate increased commerce, sustained jobs and enhancement of Fort Wayne's image.
The Impact of Visitors on Fort Wayne's Economy
Each year, Fort Wayne and Allen County welcome more than 6.5 million visitors to experience our exceptional attractions, festivals, arts, parks, and events around the city. Visitors directly spend an estimated $741 million in food, lodging, retail and entertainment purchases. Tourism generates $94.3 million in local tax revenue, which can be used for local schools, roads, housing and hospitals. Additionally, 86 cents of every dollar spent by visitors stays in Allen County, one of the highest totals in Indiana.
The tourism industry affects economic development and job creation. Tourism employment in Fort Wayne and Allen County sustains and retains 14,198 jobs with over $376 million in paid wages and salaries and wages to tourism industry employees.
The latest Report to the Community is available. Learn about recent Visit Fort Wayne activities and what our goals are for the future. Plus, read a recap of Fort Wayne's visitor industry and the importance of visitors and travel to Fort Wayne's economy and well-being.
Partnership and Advertising Opportunities
Learn more about the benefits of partnership with Visit Fort Wayne.