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.
Did you hear?... Regional travel is "in"
Since Sept. 11, there's been lots of talk about regional travel being the only segment of the travel industry that will do well for the next year. Ski areas are courting the "rubber tire market" more than ever before and the quick flight to Aspen or Sun Valley for a long weekend ...read more