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Travelers to the US visited fewer states and stayed for less time in 2012

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Overseas travel to the United States grew 7 percent in 2012, according to the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries' report “Overseas Visitation Estimates for U.S. States, Cities, and Census Regions.” However, several trends suggest that 2012 was actually a poor year for tourism: Travelers visited fewer states, stayed for less time, and the number of first time travelers dropped.