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Travel and Tourism Spending Rises in the Third Quarter

Real spending (output) on travel and tourism accelerated in the third quarter of 2017, growing at an annual rate of 6.6 percent after increasing 6.0 percent (revised) in the second quarter, according to new statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The leading contributors to the acceleration in real spending were traveler accommodations and food and beverage services. Traveler accommodations accelerated, growing 13.5 percent in the third quarter after increasing 3.8 percent (revised) in the second quarter. Food and beverage services increased 0.6 percent after decreasing 1.4 percent (revised) in the previous quarter.

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Prices for travel and tourism goods and services decreased 1.1 percent in the third quarter of 2017. This was a smaller decrease than the 3.2 percent (revised) decline in the second quarter. The decrease was largely attributable to the prices of traveler accommodations and passenger air transportation.

Employment in the travel and tourism industries decelerated, growing 1.2 percent in the third quarter of 2017 after increasing 2.1 percent (revised) in the previous quarter. Traveler accommodations was the leading contributor to the deceleration, losing approximately 800 employees in the third quarter of 2017 after adding 6,400 employees in the second quarter. Food and beverage services also contributed to the deceleration.

Due to budget constraints, BEA is discontinuing production of quarterly travel and tourism estimates. Annual estimates, published each June in BEA’s Survey of Current Business, will continue to be produced with support from the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. For more information, read the full report.

Travel and Tourism Satellite Account: Fourth Quarter 2016

Real spending (output) on travel and tourism turned down in the fourth quarter of 2016, decreasing at an annual rate of 3.3 percent after increasing 3.7 percent (revised) in the third quarter according to new statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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Prices for travel and tourism goods and services accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2016, increasing 9.1 percent following an increase of less than 0.01 percent (revised) in the third quarter.

Employment in the travel and tourism industries decelerated in the fourth quarter, increasing 0.7 percent after increasing 1.6 percent (revised) in the third quarter.

For more information, read the full report.

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.

For more information, read the full report.


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