Waterfall Tourism $$$

by Ben

How much money is generated in the US by tourism to waterfalls? How much globally?

Comments for Waterfall Tourism $$$

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 04, 2012
A lot... But very hard to quantify
by: World of Waterfalls


I'm not how it can be quantified which tourism revenue was for waterfall purposes and which ones were for beaches, wildlife, casinos, theme parks, food & wine, history, etc.

Even in the case of Yosemite, how could you quantify if a tourist was going there for waterfalls vs. photographing cliffs or rock climbing, etc. What if the intentions were mixed? How would you quantify the dollar amounts?

I guess you can still get ballpark estimates by getting numbers from officials at obvious cases like Niagara Falls, Iguazu Falls, Victoria Falls, Plitvice Lakes, Angel Falls, Kaieteur Falls, etc.

But I'm sure these would be lowballing the real number (by country, etc.) since there's many more waterfalls than these, but it's hard to decouple waterfall touring when it's mixed in with other reasons for traveling.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions for the Waterfalls FAQ.

FOLLOW US ON:   Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest
Featured Visitor Stories
or Comments

My Glen Aulin Backpacking Trip
My most successful backpacking trip was from Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin with my two sons, my nephew, my oldest son's friend, and two of my best...[more]

A Short Testimonial of Waterfalling
First off, I would like to personally thank you for creating such a wonderful website full of beautiful scenery, luscious vegetation, and, of course, magnificent waterfalls...[more]

The Tragedy of Sacred Falls
Prior to the Mothers day landslide that killed 8 people and injured 50 others, on Mothers Day of 1999, Sacred Falls State Park was my favorite hike on this Island...[more]

It bode ill. "I can't remember the last time it rained," the man in Devonport had said. And there I was looking forward to photographing waterfalls. Things change though;...[more]

I like this web site
I visited a lot of water falls around the world, and since I'm from a desert country I miss the green and blue colors which I can see in the green or forests or lakes...[more]

Lower Falls in Rochester
This is one of my favorite waterfalls mostly because I can visit often. Sometimes I stop by on my lunch break. When the river is running high...[more]

Jungle Rudy's
I am 88 yrs old now, but when I was 50 (about?) my husband flew us in our Bonanza to Jungle Rudy's where we landed in the fields...[more]

Norway Family
When my father was alive, his family in Norway contacted him, stating that he had a lot of family there. His father came to the states at age 17 by himself...[more]

Courtallam (Kutralam) Waterfalls-South India's most natural spa
It has medicinal qualities, popularly called as the "Spa of the South." I visited the falls many times with family earlier and taken bath...[more]