Oklahoma's Next Tourism Asset
"Travel and tourism supports 14.4 million jobs across the nation," says Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. Nationwide there are rallies to spotlight the impact of Travel and Tourism in Cities and States.
Tourism is the 3rd largest industry in the State of Oklahoma with a $6.1 Billion economic impact. http://www.travelok.com/
The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum is Oklahoma's next significant tourism asset. Its economic impact is projected to be $3.8 Billion over the first 20 years.
Travel is a broad and diverse industry employing a vast workforce, from airline and hotel employees to restaurant, attraction and retail workers. Travel further supports employees in other industry sectors, such as construction, manufacturing and finance. "Travel is a force that can drive our nation's economic recovery. It is one of the healthiest sectors of our economy in terms of job creation and hiring, employing one out of every nine Americans," said Dow.
Travel and tourism generated $1.9 trillion in economic output for the U.S. economy in 2011. The industry also represents one of America's largest employers, supporting 14.4 million jobs (including 7.5 million directly in the travel industry and 6.9 million in other industries). Direct spending by domestic and international travelers averaged $2.2 billion a day, $92.8 million an hour, $1.5 million a minute and $25,700 a second.
Posted on Thu, June 28, 2012
by Shoshana Wassesrman filed under