Des Moines Sees Record Number of Visitors
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines area welcomed a record number of visitors last year.
According to a report by Catch Des Moines, the greater Des Moines region welcomed 13.7 million visitors in 2016. This is a 5% increase from the previous year.
Overnight trips to the city have gone up by almost 10% and visitors spent a record $838 million overall.
Visitor satisfaction also increased by 11% and visitor spending generated $2 billion to the economy.