Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – ITA
WASHINGTON – Acting U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Ken Hyatt today announced that international visitors spent $21.0 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States in May, a slight decrease (-0.1%) when compared to May 2015. This slight downturn is mostly attributable to a decline in passenger fares paid to U.S. carriers by international visitors, which decreased nearly 9 percent in May.
“International visitors spent nearly $665 million a day experiencing the United States in May,” Hyatt said, “positioning travel and tourism as America’s leading services export. In fact, travel and tourism exports accounted for nearly a third of all U.S. services exports last year—and 11 percent of all U.S. exports— supporting more than 1.1 million U.S. jobs.”
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