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April 27, 2010
2009: The Year in Review
The U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries recently published its annual Year in Review report for 2009. Simply put, the global economic slowdown created the most difficult environment for the tourism industry since the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001.
In summary: 3.1 million fewer visitors; $21 billion decline in total travel and tourism-related exports; $100 billion decline in industry output, and 400,000 fewer jobs.
To view the 2009: Year in Review in its entirety, please visit:
Within the report there is a summary of the changes over the last decade for travel to and within the U.S. in terms of international arrivals, travel and tourism exports, employment, output and prices.
The U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating international travel and tourism statistics for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Statistical System. For more monthly travel and tourism-related trade data dating back to 1992, please visit: