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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 132 -- Tourism In America.

Tourist Dollars Rebound, Following 9/11 Slump-

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In the first quarter of 2005, total tourism-related sales consisted of $571.3 billion of direct tourism sales – sales of goods and services sold directly to visitors, and $426.9 billion of indirect tourism sales – sales of goods and services used to produce what visitors buy. The highest sales growth was in ‘passenger air transportation’ at 20.4 percent. Sales of 'recreation and entertainment' grew 14.5 percent, and sales of 'traveler accommodations’ grew 14.1 percent.
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In 2004, tourism employment was also up for the first time since 2000. These are the kinds of anecdotal pieces of evidence that are contributing to the overwhelming body of evidence pointing to an expanding, robust economy.

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