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Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus

The Vital Role Of The $1.9-Trillion US Travel Industry

Rep. Sam Farr | Posted 09.05.2012 | Travel
Rep. Sam Farr

While all of the cameras and reporters are focused on the convention floor in Charlotte this week, there is a different story going on behind the scenes that hardly anyone has noticed. In the first six months of this year, international visitors spent an estimated $82.2 billion on U.S. travel and tourism-related goods and services, an 11 percent increase over the same period last year. Each one of those foreign dollars helps build up our economy and create new jobs that can never be outsourced overseas.