The Travel Professor
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Monday, May 11, 2009

National Travel & Tourism Week

This week marks a nationwide a promotion by the travel and tourism industry. I'll be providing some key talking points during the week.

Did you know the economic impact of the Travel and Tourism (TAT) industry on our nation's economy:

Travel fuels the economy by strengthening our economy by contributing $740 billion in expenditures by domestic and international travelers.

Direct travel expenditures produce $115 billion in tax revenue for local, state and federal

Each U.S. household would pay $988 more in taxes without the tax revenue generated by
the travel and tourism industry.

Sources: U.S. Travel Association, 2007 preliminary data, updated April 2009
*U.S. Travel Association survey conducted by APCO Insight, in partnership with the Kellogg Business School
**Williams, K. (1991). Avoid Burnout: Take Vacations. Management Accounting (New York, N.Y.) v. 73 (August) p. 14

Get involved and help sell your local community as a great place to visit, spend time and most importantly MONEY!

Contact the director of your local visitors and convention bureau today and get involved.

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