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World’s 10th-largest tourism economy
“It’s no secret that the California travel and tourism industry is one of the economic powerhouses of our state. For the first time in 2011, our tourism economy broke the $100 billion mark in annual business revenue. That’s not just tops in the nation, but the 10th largest tourism economy in the world.” Huffington Post — June 11, 2013
Growth is three times faster than other sectors
“Tourism outlays increased at nearly three times the rate of the broader U.S. economy, showing the sector is a significant contributor to overall growth and job gains.” Wall Street Journal — June 24, 2013
Leisure & hospitality leads the way in hiring
“The state's employers added 10,800 net jobs to their payrolls last month. The hiring was nearly across the board, with the biggest gains in the leisure and hospitality sector, which added 9,000 jobs.” Los Angeles Times — June 21, 2013
Travel and tourism generate $2 trillion for the U.S. economy and support one out of every eight of the nation’s jobs.
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