November 15, 2012 - 8:30 - 11:00 am | The Washington Post, 1150 15th Street NW
According to the U.S. Travel Association, travel generates $1.9 trillion in output and helps maintain 14.4 million jobs in the U.S per year. The industry is currently expanding at a rate of 29% per year--9,200 new jobs were added in the sector during July only. How can policy cultivate the growth of travel-related employment? How can the public and private sectors work together to market and promote the United States for tourism? What are some new ways to attract the growing number of international travelers from China, India and Brazil? Washington Post Live gathered administration, congressional and industry officials to discuss ways to bolster this key industry in front of our audience.
Why do tourists want to come to America?Rep. Sam Farr (D-California) says foreign tourists want to see the country that elected President Barack Obama.
Panel Discussion: Trends and Economic Impact of TravelRep. Sam Farr, Geoff Freeman, and Kenneth Hyatt participated in a panel discussion at Washington Post Live’s Travel and Tourism Forum.