Economy that in 2008 President-elect Obama instructed his Email Database transition team to look hard at tourism in the United States, bring traditionally segmented parts of the industry together, and make recommendations to improve that would "help fuel America's economy." In the National Travel Association's December 16, 2008 report, they offered the following Email Database statistics: • For the U.S. economy, travel and tourism annually generate $1.7 trillion in revenue and approximately 17 million jobs.
Spanning every state and congressional district, the Email Database economic benefits of travel and tourism generated more Email Database than $115 billion in tax revenue in 2007. • Tourism is either the first, second or third largest employer in 29 states. • International travel is America's fastest-growing travel segment, due to favorable exchange rates. Travel and tourism Email Database exports accounted for 7.5 percent of all U.S. exports of goods and services and 25 percent of service exports in 2007.
That includes international passenger fares and international traveler spending in the U.S. • Adding 10 million additional international visitors every year boosts the U.S. economy $12 billion per year. That is 151,000 new jobs and $2 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenues. • An increase of just 1 percent in international travel market share would produce $13.5 billion in additional revenue for the U.S. economy.