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September 09 2012

The $1.9-Trillion US Travel Industry

Alicia Leonard

September 10, 2012

While all of the cameras and reporters were focused on the convention floor in Charlotte, there was a different story going on behind the scenes that hardly anyone noticed. Beyond the political speeches, the patriotic bunting and all of those wonderful balloons, thousands of hotel, restaurant and convention employees are working hard behind the scenes to ensure the success of the event.

The dedicated workers in these fields form a large part of what is the travel and tourism industry here in America. Alongside travel guides, recreational workers, local shop owners and countless other jobs, millions of employees rely directly on tourism for their paycheck. More

Farr, S. (September 5, 2012). The Vital Role Of The $1.9-Trillion US Travel Industry. Retried September 10, 2012 from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-sam-farr/us-travel-industry-vital-role_b_1856076.html 

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