Travel job growth outpaces other industries
from Travel Agent Central
Of the 57,000 private-sector jobs created in June, more than one in five were added in the travel industry. The fact that travel has outperformed other employers is nothing new in this recovery, said David Huether, U.S. Travel Association's senior vice
president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association. "In a concerning sign that the economic recovery remains in a very soft patch, today's Labor Department report showed that employers added a scant 18,000 jobs in June while the unemployment rate edged up to 9.2 percent last month. However, travel jobs outpaced other industries," Huether said. More
New research — commissioned by U.S. Travel Association — shows marketing dollars drive visits
A new study by Longwoods International analyzes the tourism marketing campaigns of Michigan and Philadelphia, concluding — not surprisingly — that marketing programs drive visitation and generate both tax dollars and jobs. More
Fewer business travelers are spending more
Airlines and hotels take heart: The jump in fuel prices and a cooling economy may be keeping more businesspeople at home, but spending continues to increase and has kept pace with the higher travel costs, according to an industry report.
Year after BP oil spill, Gulf Coast reporting tourism
from Travel Weekly
What a difference a year makes, especially along the Gulf Coast. That region — tarnished, tar-balled, tainted and rendered a no-go zone by many travelers in the summer of 2010 — has
A tourism office falls victim to hard times
from The New York Times
An alluring billboard beckoned to motorists on a busy industrial corridor in Seattle. It displayed just one image, a panoramic view of a valley and mountains and sunshine, and one word, "Montana." Who paid for that advertisement?
Opinion: America dusts off its welcome mat for global
Global travel is booming. It's faster, safer and cheaper to travel internationally than ever before, and despite the economic downturn, hundreds of millions of travelers are exploring the globe with passports in their
hands and spending money in their pockets. More
Brazilian tourists spending
time, money in Florida
from St. Petersburg Times
On her first big trip away from her home and parents in Brazil, 14-year-old Juliana Garcia will explore Disney's Caribbean Beach resort, shriek through Universal's Harry Potter ride and gasp
at Shamu's acrobatics at Sea World. But first, there's shopping. More
Red carpet for the Chinese
from The Wall Street Journal
The traditional Chinese rice porridge, called congee, soon will become a staple of hotel breakfast buffets in America and abroad as U.S.-based hotel chains compete
for growing numbers of Chinese travelers. The Chinese dish is part of a set of broader initiatives to attract Chinese travelers. More
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