National Tourism Week celebrates the importance of tourism as an industry throughout the United States. Learn more at www.ustravel.org.
Travel workers have helped shape travel to be one of America’s strongest industries.
• Travel generates $2.1 trillion for the U.S. economy.
• Direct travel spending in the U.S. totaled $947.1 billion by domestic and international
travelers in 2015.
• International travel spending directly supported about 1.1 million U.S. jobs and $28.4 billion in wages.
For Calcasieu Parish, that is $411.43 million dollars added to the local economy.