01/07/2013 03:03 pm ET

U.S. Travel Industry Created 81,000 Jobs In 2012

According to the U.S. Travel Association, new job creation in the travel industry slightly dipped in 2012.

David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association said, "After consistently adding jobs during the prior 12 months, travel industry employment edged down in December, falling by 2,900 jobs. However, one month does not make a trend and the travel industry remains a significant job creator for our nation's economy, adding 81,000 jobs in 2012.

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