U.S. Travel and Tourism Exports Continue To Increase from Record-Breaking 2012
Release Date: Apr 16, 2013
Spending by international visitors to the United States in February 2013 outpaced February 2012 levels by 5 percent, according to data released by the International Trade Administration (ITA). International visitors spent an estimated $14.3 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States during the month.
“International travel and tourism represents our country’s largest services export,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez. “So far this year, spending in the United States by international travelers has contributed $28.6 billion to our economy, which continues our momentum from 2012’s record-setting year. Travel and tourism is an important sector of our economy, which is why we are continuing to increase our efforts to attract more international visitors to the United States.” For more information go to: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/tinews/archive/tinews2013/20130415_International_Visitor_spending_February2013.html.