White House — Increasing Tourism to Spur Economic Growth

June 3, 2014

Increasing Tourism to Spur Economic Growth (PDF)
Source: Executive Office of the President

Travel and tourism is a major driver of the U.S. economy. It supports millions of jobs across the country and furthers U.S. strategic and diplomatic interests.

In May 2012, the Administration launched the National Travel and Tourism Strategy for expanding travel to and within the United States, and the President set an ambitious goal of attracting and welcoming 100 million international visitors annually by the end of 2021, who are estimated to spend $250 billion on an annual basis. Two years later, we are on track to meet our goal, and we have made significant progress on specific actions to encourage and make it easier for international travelers to visit the United States…

This report highlights the many economic benefits to the United States from increased travel and tourism and the progress that the Administration is making in implementing the President’s strategy.

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