Tourism improves regional economy

Published on : Thursday, August 24, 2017

Hands touching a globeSummer and travel go hand in hand be it weeklong vacations, weekend getaways, or exploring the historical sites.

Majority of people’s mind go beyond discovery, excitement, spending time with family and relaxation when they think about travel. Nevertheless, few might understand that escaping the day-to-day core actually with an increase of $39 billion industry and 479,000 jobs across Pennsylvania.

The travel effect in Berks and Chester counties have shown figures of $1.6 billion in terms of local economy along with 14,000 job opportunities. Pennsylvania’s Americana Region was quite happy with this economic engine to jointly organize a tourism roundtable discussion lately at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site with U.S. Rep.

The role of travel promotion occupied the center position in the conversation. Brand USA markets America as the leading global destination to draw overseas travelers. It’s a public-private partnership financed by the private sector. Also, $10 fee is being paid by the incoming overseas visitors.

Brand USA caused $9.5 billion in visitor spending and $21 billion in economic impact. In fact, for every $1 marketing spending, it returns $25 to the U.S. economy.

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