Pennsylvania is losing its tourism industry

Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017

65585-004-03416D5DAccording to 2015 data from the U.S. Travel Association, Pennsylvania creates jobs at some lowest rate in the nation. But Pennsylvania has the large industry in the tourism sector.



In Pennsylvania, about 4.5 percent of private jobs are created by the tourism sector, putting the state in the lowest 10 percent in the United States. Pennsylvania has the long stretch of coastal land to the edge of the Midwest.  Pennsylvania is attracted to the tourists for the vast pastures of land for the rural tourism and the history. But the administration of Pennsylvania is failed to give the scope to the people to depend on tourism.




The national average is about 8 percent, and top tourism states Hawaii and Nevada see about one-third of their states’, employs more than 200,000 people, private jobs created by tourism.




According to David Huether, Senior Vice President for Research at the U.S. Travel Association, it is stated that after a spike in the year 2012, the growth rate in the tourism of Pennsylvania has fallen behind the national average.




But the industry leaders described that the destinations in Pennsylvania are not to be blamed, as there is an ample opportunity to grow the tourism sector here. The commonwealth’s diverse economy makes it hard for travel to take up a large chunk of the economy




The economy of Pennsylvania is far more diverse than states like Hawaii and Nevada where tourism is by far the largest economic force. Pennsylvania has the every kind of tourist destinations, but the administration of Pennsylvania is cutting the budget for the growth of tourism. The report said that there is a loss of $7.7 billion in visitor spending.




“The Case for Tourism Funding” claims that the state cuts $125 million from the tourism marketing budget.  It says that, at 2015 levels, the travel marketing budget of Pennsylvania is last in the nation relative to industry size.




U.S. Travel Association revealed the data that the travellers in Pennsylvania have spent $25 billion in 2015. That puts Pennsylvania in the top 10 states in the nation for traveller spending.



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