Did you hear?... U.S. Department of Commerce to set up system to track travel and tourism contributions

The U.S. Department of Commerce is in the process, thanks to a $500,000 grant from Congress, of setting up a system to track the contributions that travel and tourism.
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The U.S. Department of Commerce is in the process, thanks to a $500,000 grant from Congress, of setting up a system to track the contributions that travel and tourism make to the overall U.S. economy. This will enable official comparisons with other industry sectors to be made on an apples-to-apples basis, using the same National Income account structure that configures gross domestic product. SNEWS® View: This is something the travel industry has been clamoring for and will prove useful to companies and industry sectors seeking facts and numbers instead of theory and conjecture.

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