NEWS Archive: Jul 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014
POSTED BY Illinois Governor's Conference on Travel & Tourism
Posted in News

Direct spending on leisure travel by domestic and international travelers totaled $621.4 billion in 2013. Spending on leisure travel generated $91.9 billion in tax revenue. More than 3 out of 4 domestic trips taken are for leisure purposes (78%). U.S. residents logged 1.6 billion person-trips* for leisure purposes in 2013. Top leisure travel activities for […]

 
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
POSTED BY Illinois Governor's Conference on Travel & Tourism
Posted in News

Direct spending on business travel by domestic and international travelers, including expenditures on meetings, events and incentive programs (ME&I), totaled $266.5 billion in 2013. ME&I travel accounted for $105.4 billion of all business travel spending. U.S. residents logged 452 million person-trips* for business purposes in 2013, with 24% for meetings and events. For every dollar […]

 
 
Thursday, July 3, 2014
POSTED BY Illinois Governor's Conference on Travel & Tourism
Posted in News

It boosts visitation: According to Oxford Economics, Brand USA increased inbound international travel to the U.S. by 2.3 percent, resulting in 1.1 million additional trips. It supports U.S. jobs: The additional visitation spurred by Brand USA resulted in an estimated $3.4 billion in new visitor spending and $7.4 billion in increased economic output, which supported […]