International travelers help boost U.S. economy

According to a recent article of U.S. Department of Commerce, data show that international travelers have spent around $82.2 billion on travel and tourism-related goods and services last year, an increase of 11 percent. According to its analysis, U.S. travel and tourism exports reached a new record in the first half of 2012, and may continue to grow with a closing amount of $170 billion.

Foreign citizens’ traveling to America and buying goods and services from American companies also count toward U.S. exports. Government has paved path for U.S. tourism industry to further develop their business, providing more crucial data and enhanced interactive web content, multimedia, mobile, trip-planning tools.

For more information: http://www.commerce.gov./blog/2012/08/23/international-traveler-spending-pace-record-setting-year

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