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Tourism Means Economic Development

In a struggling economy, tourism continues to be one of the few economic bright spots, generating $813 billion in spending annually, creating $124 billion in tax receipts and supporting 7.5 million jobs nationally. Tourism is proving to be essential to the economic vitality of communities throughout the country, however, as with every economic sector, tourism’s situation is precarious. A dip in the economy, a natural disaster or bad summer season is all it would take to create serious financial loss. It is a loss that would have a ripple effect throughout the Southeast and the nation.

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FEDERAL TOURISM CAUCUS

The mission of the Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus is to formulate national policy that promotes travel to and within the United States.

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Federal
Tourism directory

An informative tool providing an overview of each agency’s tourism programs and a listing of key staff contacts

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