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Travel and Tourism - US - May 2015

Travel and Tourism - US - May 2015

“At the beginning of the millennium, no one could have predicted the difficult years that lay ahead for the US tourism industry. Over the last 15 years the sector has been dented by well-documented events like 9/11, SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome], swine flu and the media focus on global terrorism. The 2007/08 global financial crisis and the US recession (December 2007-June 2009) were also detrimental to the US tourism industry. The post-2010 recovery in the US’ international tourism industry has been impressive, and far outstrips the UNWTO Tourism Towards 2030 forecast for North America of 2% per annum from 2010-20.”

- Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

What is the relationship between tourism and the US economy?
How has the US tourism industry fared since the economic downturn of 2007/08?
How does the tourism infrastructure support the development of the country’s international tourism market?
What impact has Brand USA had on the country’s tourism industry?
What will the US tourism industry look like going forward?


US – KEY FACTS
INTRODUCTION
DATA SOURCES
BACKGROUND
HISTORY
GEOGRAPHY
ATTRACTIONS
Figure 1: Most visited US states, by international tourists, 2008-15
Figure 2: Most visited US cities, by international tourists, 2008-15
TOURISM AND THE ECONOMY
Figure 3: Travel- & tourism-related exports, 2008-15
Figure 4: Travel & tourism direct contribution to GDP, 2008-15
Figure 5: Travel expenditure in the US, 2008-15
Figure 6: Travel & tourism direct contribution to employment, 2008-15
Figure 7: Tourism employment, by industry group, 2008-15
ARRIVALS
INTERNATIONAL
Figure 8: International tourist arrivals to the US, 2000-15
Major markets
Figure 9: Leading source markets for arrivals to the US, 2008-15
Western Europe
Emerging markets
BRICs
Asia Pacific
DOMESTIC
Figure 10: Domestic travel in the US, 2008-15
MARKET CHARACTERISTICS
INTERNATIONAL
Purpose of visit
Figure 11: Main purpose of visit, 2008-15
Figure 12: Main purpose of trips, by selected tourism-generating countries, 2013
Seasonality
Figure 13: International arrivals, by month, 2010-15
Length of stay
Figure 14: Average length of stay (nights), 2008-15
Figure 15: Average length of stay (nights), by residents of the top tourism-generating countries, 2010-
15
DOMESTIC
Purpose of visit
Figure 16: Domestic trips, by purpose of visit, 2008-15
Figure 17: Domestic travel & tourism spending by type of visitor, 2008-15
Seasonality
Length of stay
Figure 18: Length of stay of domestic tourists staying in lodgings, 2013
TRANSPORT
AIR
Figure 19: Passenger arrivals at the top 15 US airports, 2008-14
ROAD
RAIL
SEA
ACCOMMODATION
Figure 20: Size of the US hotel & lodgings industry, 2008-13
Figure 21: Location of hotels & lodgings, 2013
Figure 22: Hotel & lodging provision by room rate, 2013
Figure 23: Hotel & lodging provision by size of property, 2013
Figure 24: Snapshot of the US hotel industry, 2008-13
Figure 25: Top 10 US markets, by number of rooms under construction, December 2013 & December
2014
TOURISM NEWS
BRAND USA
US AIRLINES AND AIRPORT SECURITY
WHAT NEXT?
TOURISM FORECAST
Figure 26: International arrivals forecast, 2015-24
Figure 27: Travel & tourism direct contribution to GDP, 2015-24
INDEX TO TRAVEL & TOURISM ANALYST
Index grouped by geographic area
INDEX TO TTI DESTINATION REPORTS
Country reports
SPECIAL REPORTS INDEX
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2005
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