Visitor Statistics & Economic Impact
The visitor industry plays an influential role in shaping Irvine's economy, attracting more than one million domestic and international travelers annually for business and leisure.
In 2019, visitors spent $781 million on accommodations, dining, arts, entertainment, recreation, shopping and transportation, this is an increase of 3.9% over 2018.
Tourism industry spending supports approximately 5,860 jobs in Irvine and is responsible for adding $267 million in wages.
In addition, the tourism industry contributes $49.6 million in local and state taxes.
As the extensive economic power of Orange County's tourism industry continues to grow, Destination Irvine helps the Irvine community prosper through its destination sales and marketing efforts.
Source: Irvine Visitor Impact Report, Calendar Year 2019, a tourism economic impact study conducted by Dean Runyan Associates.