Tourism On Pace For Record Year

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) — Foreign visitors spent $13.1 billion to see the sights while visiting the United States in October, the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries said.

Expenditures on transportation and tourism jumped 13 percent over October 2010, putting tourism in a rare category of an industry doing better than it did before the recession, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

For the year, the industry is expected to take in a record $152 billion.

On the flip side, Americans traveling abroad for the first 10 months of 2011 spent $91.9 billion, an 8 percent jump over January through October of 2010.

 

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