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Tourism Industry

Merger Mania in the Travel Industry and How it Will Impact You

Jim Pickell | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Jim Pickell

In 2014 over 1.1 billion tourists traveled abroad. That means that one in seven people took an international trip. International tourist arrivals are ...

Climate Change Threatens Tourism

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green

* Tourism sector should do more to cut its carbon emissions * Holidaymakers may shift to new destinations, seasons By Al...

Should This Video Convince You That It's Safe to Travel to Egypt?

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.10.2013 | World
Conde Nast Traveler

Egypt's Arab Spring was a revolution fanned if not ignited by social media, its participants say, so perhaps it should be no surprise that Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou took to YouTube recently to assuage fears that his country should be off-limits to tourists.

White House Trumpets Progress On Tourism Facilitation

Posted 09.19.2012 | Travel

The U.S. is making progress in welcoming foreign visitors to the country, adding overseas visa officers and facilities to reduce wait times for Brazil...

Mayor Nutter On How Hospitality Helps Philly

Michael Nutter | Posted 09.05.2012 | Travel
Michael Nutter

Like many American cities, a significant subset of our population remains in poverty, lacking the skills needed to fill many of the jobs the city has to offer. As mayor, it's my job to figure out how to both address our city's challenges and boost our assets and, whenever possible, find solutions that meet those two needs at the same time. The city's hospitality industry offers Philadelphia that solution.

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.

Travel Key To Economic Recovery

Rossi Ralenkotter | Posted 09.05.2012 | Travel
Rossi Ralenkotter

This has been a record-breaking summer for the United States for more than just Olympic medals and stifling heat waves. The domestic travel industry broke its own set of records putting it on the leading edge of the nation's recovery. That's good news for America's economy and for the millions of workers whose jobs are supported by people traveling.

Baltimore Mayor Talks Tourism

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake | Posted 09.05.2012 | Travel
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

As thousands of Democratic National Convention delegates descend on the great City of Charlotte, North Carolina, mayors across the country are reminded of just how important our convention, tourism and hospitality industries are for our local economies. In Baltimore, we have made smart investments in tourism to promote our city as a desired destination for large conventions, sports fans and the casual weekend traveler. These investments have had major impact on the city as a whole and the well-being of all of our residents.

What Tourism Means To New York City

George Fertitta | Posted 09.05.2012 | Travel
George Fertitta

Over the past five years, the travel and tourism industry has become a driving force for New York City's economy, growing into the City's fifth largest industry and supporting more than 320,000 tourism related jobs. The success of New York City's travel and tourism industry has not happened by accident. It's been part of a strategic, five-borough economic development plan put forth by Mayor Bloomberg to help grow and diversify the economy.

Why No One Is Hanging Out At The Parthenon

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

* Crisis, euro exit talk scares tourists off * Prices are cut to win last-minute arrivals * Double-digit drop in 2012 to...

D.C. Reports Growth In Local Tourism Jobs, Spending

Posted 05.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The amount of tourism spending in the nation's capital grew in 2011, according to numbers released Tuesday by Destination DC, the city's...