Increased opportunities for business income and employment are primary economic advantages gained from tourism. Visitors often come with the intent of spending money on food and lodging, entertainment and souvenirs. Companies providing products and services that appeal to tourists see greater income than they would without the tourists.
The companies that serve tourists need many workers to sell and deliver goods and services. Vendors supplying the goods benefit from a higher volume of wholesale trade. Tourist spots attract people from many different states or countries, which exposes local populations to more cultures and people. Governments collect taxes on tourist activities and income, which helps maintain the community's infrastructure and roads.