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Travel and Tourism Spending Accelerated in the Third Quarter

Real Tourism Spending.  Real spending on travel and tourism accelerated in the third real-tourism-spending-1214quarter of 2016, increasing at an annual rate of 5.0 percent after increasing 4.5 percent (revised) in the second quarter according to new statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.  By comparison, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 3.2 percent in the third quarter after increasing 1.4 percent in the second.

 

 

Tourism Prices.  Prices for travel and tourism goods and services decreased  in the third quarter of 2016, decreasing 0.5 percent following an increase of 1.4 percent (revised) in thetourism-price-1214 second quarter.  The downturn was mainly attributable to price declines for “traveler accommodations.”   Prices for “food and beverage services” rose, but at a slower pace.

 

 

 

Tourism Employment.  Employment in the travel antour-employment-1216d tourism industries accelerated in the third quarter, increasing 1.8 percent after increasing 1.3 percent (revised) in the second quarter. “Food services and drinking places” was the most significant contributor to travel and tourism employment growth, adding 9,100 employees. “Transportation” added 6,200 employees.

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Travel and Tourism Spending Accelerated in the Second Quarter

ttsa-sept-14Real Tourism Spending.  Real spending on travel and tourism accelerated in the second quarter of 2016, increasing at an annual rate of 4.7 percent after increasing 1.2 percent (revised) in the first quarter, according to new statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.  By comparison, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 1.1 percent in the second quarter of 2016 after increasing 0.8 percent in the first.

tourism-prices-sept-14Tourism Prices.  Prices for travel and tourism goods and services decelerated in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 1.7 percent following an increase of 3.1 percent (revised) in the first quarter.  The deceleration was mainly attributable to a downturn in prices for “passenger air transportation” and “traveler accommodations.” “All other transportation” prices accelerated.

tourism-employment-sept-14Tourism Employment.  Employment in the travel and tourism industries accelerated in the second quarter, increasing 1.4 percent after increasing 0.4 percent in the first quarter.   “Food services and drinking places” was the most significant contributor to travel and tourism employment growth, adding 5.6 thousand employees. “Recreation and entertainment” added 5.2 thousand employees.

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Travel and Tourism Spending Accelerated in the First Quarter

Real spending (output) on travel and tourism accelerated in the first quarter of 2016, increasing at an annual rate of 5.2 percent after increasing 1.5 percent (revised) in the fourth quarter of 2015. By comparison, real gross domestic product (GDP) decelerated, increasing 0.8 percent in the first quarter (second estimate) after increasing 1.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The leading contributors to the acceleration in the first quarter were “all other transportation-related goods and services” and “passenger air transportation.” “All other transportation-related goods and services” turned up, increasing 3.4 percent after decreasing 6.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015. “Passenger air transportation” accelerated, increasing 24.8 percent in the first quarter after increasing 13.0 percent in the fourth quarter.

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