The city of Oceanside saw increases in the length of visitor stays and spending by overnight travelers in 2012 compared with 2008, according to the city’s tourism promotion agency.

Data from Horizon Consumer Science and CIC Research was presented at a recent tourism summit, hosted by the Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau. The average visit was 4.7 days in 2012, up from 3.4 days in 2008, and the average daily spend of $117.45 per visitor was up 68 percent from four years ago, according to a statement from the bureau.

The city’s estimated 767 visitor industry jobs in 2012 marked a 91 percent increase from 2008, the agency said. Total visitor counts were not available, but the bureau said $40 million in lodging revenue was generated in the city last year.

— SDBJ Staff Report