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International tourism to U.S. breaking records

International tourism to U.S. breaking records

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced international visitors spent an estimated $12.3 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States during April. This represents a 19 percent increase from April 2010. Travel and tourism-related exports have increased, on average, nearly $1.4 billion a month in 2011. “Since President Obama […]

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Strong tourism growth forecast next five years

Strong tourism growth forecast next five years

MEDIA RELEASE According to data from the Commerce Department, the U.S. can expect 6-8 percent average annual growth in tourism over the next five years, and this year, 64 million foreign travelers are projected to visit the United States, spending $144 billion during their stays, setting a new record for travel exports. The 2011 International […]

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First quarter international visitors up 2 percent

First quarter international visitors up 2 percent

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that for the first three months of 2011, visitation (12.9 million) was up 2 percent compared to the same period in 2010. However, in March 2011, travel to the United States was flat compared to March 2010 with 4.8 million international visitors to the United States. […]

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2010 overseas visitor statistics released

2010 overseas visitor statistics released

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the states, cities, and territories that most benefitted from overseas travelers to the United States. In 2010 overseas arrivals to the United States posted an 11 percent increase compared to 2009. 2010 reflected a dramatic reversal of the visitation decline experienced in 2009 with most states and […]

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Fast facts on travel and tourism industry for 2010

Fast facts on travel and tourism industry for 2010

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Commerce has released its 2010 reports on International Visitation to the United States and Fast Facts for the U.S. travel and tourism industry, which are now both available on the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries website. The report on 2010 International Visitation to the United States includes a […]

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