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Travel industry leading in job growth

The travel industry is cruising into economic recovery, creating jobs 16 percent faster than other sectors, the U.S. Travel Association reports. The Bureau of Labor Statistics October report shows unemployment at 7.9 percent and that the economy added 171,000 jobs last month. Of those jobs added, 6,000 were travel jobs. David Huether, senior vice president… Continue Reading Travel industry leading in job growth

Across the country, international visitors have spent $82 billion traveling in the U.S. — an 11 percent increase over last year — which puts the travel industry on track to for a record-setting year. “America’s economic recovery is being driven largely by the travel industry,” said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel… Continue Reading International visitors spend $82 billion in U.S.

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The U.S. travel industry has created jobs 26 percent faster than the rest of the economy, one travel industry economist said. The Labor Department reported recently that the economy added 80,000 new jobs in June, slightly up from the 77,000 it reported in May. And, unemployment has remained at 8.2 percent for a second consecutive… Continue Reading U.S. travel industry adding jobs faster than other sectors

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Vote Travel campaign comes to Colorado

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The U.S. Travel Association will bring its 2012 Vote Travel campaign to Colorado next month. The 2012 Vote Travel campaign is a  20,000-mile tour that will incorporate major rallies in cities across the country in an effort to spotlight travel industry’s contributions to the economy. The U.S. Travel Association members also hope to meet with… Continue Reading Vote Travel campaign comes to Colorado

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The travel industry accounted for 7 percent of the 1.6 million jobs created during the past 12 months, the U.S Travel Association reports. “Over the last year, the travel industry expanded its employment base by 119,000 – doubling the jobs created by construction and real estate industries combined,” said David Huether, senior vice president of… Continue Reading Travel industry added jobs in 2011, has good December

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Business travelers don’t like to take off their shoes at the airport. This is one thing nearly 30 percent of business travel agents wish they could change in airport security, according to Travel Leaders Fall Travel Trend Survey released today. About 450 travel owners, managers and frontline travel agents were surveyed in August to find… Continue Reading Travelers bugged by post-9/11 airport security rules

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