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A Study of Lodging Charges and the Allocation of Revenues from Taxes and Assessments on Lodging

February 22, 2018

This report, commissioned by the Destinations Council, serves as a tool for destinations to advocate for consistent or increasing investment in tourism by comparing their destination’s situation to others and track expenditures and rates over time. 

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Power of Travel Promotion 3.0 (What Destination Marketing Means to Communities Nationwide)

August 28, 2016

In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, travel destinations require investment in their brands to remain relevant. By investing in effective travel promotion, states and...

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Travel: America's Unsung Hero of Job Creation

August 28, 2017

Travel is fundamental to the American way of life; Americans took 2.2 billion person trips in 2016. Travel is equally essential to the American economy and an indispensable source for job creation...

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Domestic Travel Market Report, 2017

February 22, 2018

Domestic person-trips for both leisure and business purposes rose by 27.8 million, a 1.3 percent increase, totaling 2.2 billion person-trips in 2016. Domestic travel...

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Impact of Travel on State Economies, 2017 Edition

February 27, 2018

Economic impact statistics (travelers’ expenditures, travel-generated employment, payroll income and tax revenues) for the nation, each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Travel Forecast

February 26, 2018

Driven by the U.S. Travel Association and Oxford Economic's proprietary travel forecasting model, the semi-annual forecast allows members to review the industry’s performance and consider the...

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April 16, 2018

Fact Sheet: Travel Creates Jobs

Travel is essential to the American economy, providing an indispensable source of job creation. The travel industry is unique: it is highly dependent on human labor, generally immune to outsourcing and plays a key role in international trade.

April 16, 2018

U.S. Travel and Tourism Overview (2017)

Highway interchange

A two-page overview of travel volumes to within the United States, and the economic impact of travel on the U.S. economy.

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March 28, 2018

Mexico: Summary Inbound Travel Market Profile (2017)

One-page summary profile describing visitations and spending by Mexican travelers in the U.S.

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March 28, 2018

Canada: Summary Inbound Travel Market Profile (2017)

Two-page summary profile describing visitations and spending by Canadian travelers in the U.S.

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March 08, 2018

Research POV: 2017 U.S. Economy Year in Review and Expectations for Travel in 2018

The second webinar in the 'Research POV' series covered an overview of the state of the U.S. economy in 2017, how travel fared last year and our near-term predictions for what to expect for the...

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March 07, 2018

Travel Economic Impact Calculator (TEIC)

Plane, map and calculator

An interactive easy-to-use tool that shows the direct impact of a change in traveler spending on a state’s economy.

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