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Finally, progress on nationwide employment
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Finally, it feels like real progress on the jobs front. National nonfarm payroll employment was up 257,000 in January, and the unemployment rate is holding steady at about 5.7 percent (down from about 8.0 percent two years ago). The prior two months were also revised upward substantially.
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Report to the President on America's national travel and tourism goal
The White House Blog
Over the last five years, more than 333 million international visitors have traveled to the United States. Growth in spending from these visitors during this period has supported roughly 280,000 new American jobs. Preliminary estimates show the U.S. welcomed a record 74 million international visitors in 2014 alone, and these travelers spent a record $222 billion on expenses including food, lodging, recreation, gifts, entertainment and local transportation, supporting 1.1 million jobs.
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MPI reports improving business conditions for meeting planners
Successful Meetings
The meeting industry is in a "good place," but planners continue to deal with challenges created by the persistence of a global seller's market, concludes Meeting Professionals International (MPI), which published the winter 2015 edition of its quarterly "Meetings Outlook" report. "Overall, the meeting industry is in a good place, economically, and it's only getting better," MPI concluded in its report. "But planners are still dealing with small budgets and short lead times."
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  Fall for Odessa!

There's always something fun to do in Odessa, and autumn is especially exciting. Events like the Permian Basin Fair & Exposition, the Tejano Super Car Show and the Epsilon Mu Harvest Fair are just a few great reasons to bring the entire family to Odessa. Plus, there's great area sports and recreation, exciting entertainment, delicious dining and outstanding accommodations. You'll find fabulous fall fun in Odessa!
 


The rise of food tourism
Skift
Food tourism tells the story of a destination's history, culture, and people. Over the last decade, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) have leveraged the rise of mainstream interest in food to open new consumer markets and drive business to a wider range of regional travel suppliers working in the food and beverage (F&B) sector.
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Five travel trends for 2015
The Huffington Post
Edward Piegza writes: Working in a travel company, I'm constantly talking to people who are planning trips up to 18 months in the future. What that yields is a terrific inside look at how people are thinking about travel, where they intend to go, how they are collecting information, and what matters most to them. Some trends are evergreen and constantly growing. For example, sustainability is on more minds now than it ever was.
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Facebook: Forget social metrics and get down to mobile business
Eye for Travel
Dorianne Richelle, Facebook's Travel Lead, is a passionate traveler and marketer but she is not into gaming. "I'm totally not but I kept being sent all these gaming apps," she says. However, after using Facebook's "I don't want to see this" from the drop down menu on her newsfeed the ads stopped coming.
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Brand USA goes digital to attract international travelers
Travel Pulse
Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, is using Google Maps, Instagram and Spotify in hopes of increasing international tourism numbers. Established by the Travel Promotion Act (TPA), which was signed into law by President Obama in 2010, Brand USA has been tasked with helping the U.S. draw 100 million annual international visitors by 2021.
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