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A Study of Lodging Charges and the Allocation of Revenues from Taxes and Assessments on Lodging

February 22, 2018

This report, commissioned by the Destinations Council,?serves as a tool for destinations to advocate for consistent or increasing investment in tourism by comparing their destination’s situation to others and track expenditures and rates over time.?

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Power of Travel Promotion 3.0 (What Destination Marketing Means to Communities Nationwide)

August 28, 2016

In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, travel destinations require investment in their brands to remain relevant. By investing in effective travel promotion, states and...

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Travel: America's Unsung Hero of Job Creation

August 28, 2017

Travel is fundamental to the American way of life; Americans took 2.2 billion person trips in 2016. Travel is equally essential to the American economy and an indispensable source for job creation...

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Domestic Travel Market Report, 2017

February 22, 2018

Domestic person-trips for both leisure and business purposes rose by 27.8 million, a 1.3 percent increase, totaling 2.2 billion person-trips in 2016. Domestic travel...

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Impact of Travel on State Economies, 2017 Edition

February 27, 2018

Economic impact statistics (travelers’ expenditures, travel-generated employment, payroll income and tax revenues) for the nation, each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Travel Forecast

July 26, 2018

Driven by the U.S. Travel Association and Oxford Economic's?proprietary travel forecasting model, the semi-annual?forecast?allows members to review the industry’s performance and consider the...

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July 25, 2018

Playbook: Crisis Readiness and Response

Playbook: Crisis and Readiness Response

The freedom to travel is one of the many liberties we enjoy as Americans, but we are in a new era with shifting global landscapes and unexpected challenges.

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July 25, 2018

Playbook: Protecting Your Budget

Playbook: Protecting Your Budget

This playbook is designed to help better prepare destination organizations for a variety of scenarios related to the stability of their funding and reputation within their communities.

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March 07, 2018

Travel Economic Impact Calculator (TEIC)

Plane, map and calculator

An interactive easy-to-use tool that shows the direct impact of a change in traveler spending on a state’s economy.

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February 27, 2018

Impact of Travel on State Economies, 2017 Edition

Economic impact statistics (travelers’ expenditures, travel-generated employment, payroll income and tax revenues) for the nation, each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

View the Report
February 22, 2018

Domestic Travel Market Report, 2017

Domestic person-trips for both leisure and business purposes rose by 27.8 million, a 1.3 percent increase, totaling 2.2 billion person-trips in 2016. Domestic travel, specifically for leisure...

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February 22, 2018

A Study of Lodging Charges and the Allocation of Revenues from Taxes and Assessments on Lodging

This report, commissioned by the Destinations Council, serves as a tool for destinations to advocate for consistent or increasing investment in tourism by comparing their destination’s situation to others and track expenditures and rates over time.

Read More