Tourism planning is essential for counties like Western New York's Genesee County. It provides the opportunity to maximize tourism potential, thereby increasing County revenues. This study analyzed tourism of Genesee County in 1990. Some of the major findings were the following: there was a strong market of tourism in Genesee County, not only coming from within New York State, but also surrounding states and Canada. There was also a strong tendency for visitors to go directly to the Northwest after their stay in the County. In general, the typical tourist to Genesee County was described by the following characteristics: was married; had no children; resided in New York State; was a professional with an annual household income between $30,000 and $40,000; traveled to Genesee County as a primary destination on vacation; stayed from one to three days at a campground; arrived by personal vehicle either with one other person or with four people who were a immediate family; used a mailed request to obtain information on the area; was aware of Darien Lake Theme Park and Camping Resort, outlet factories, camping facilities, historic locations, and museums and visited or participated in the same; spent between $16 and $60 per day per party on accommodations; spent between $11 and $20 per day per person on food/meals; spends between $6 and $15 per day per party on transportation; spends between $6 and $20 per day per party on attractions /events; spends $15 or less per day per person on personal items; has visited Genesee County at least more than five times; and rates visits to Genesee County an 8 (10 = highest).
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Tourism--New York (State)--Genesee County
Department, Program, or Center
School of Food, Hotel and Tourism Management (CAST)
Thompson, Tammy L., "A Tourism market/rural hub analysis: the case of Genesee County, New York" (1991). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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