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Travel and Tourism Spending Decelerated in Fourth Quarter of 2015

Inflation adjusted spending (or output) on travel and tourism decelerated in the fourth quarter of last year, increasing at an annual rate of 1.7 percent, after rising 4.5 percent in the third quarter.

For comparison, inflation-adjusted — or real — gross domestic product also decelerated during the same period, increasing 1.0 percent in the fourth quarter, after rising 2.0 percent.

The leading contributors to the deceleration in overall travel and tourism spending in the fourth quarter were transportation and traveler accommodations. Inflation adjusted spending on transportation decelerated, growing 1.0 percent in the fourth quarter, after increasing 8.5 percent in the third quarter. Inflation adjusted spending on traveler accommodations turned down, decreasing 4.2 percent, after increasing 4.0 percent in the previous quarter.

For all of 2015, travel and tourism spending grew 4.4 percent, after increasing 3.1 percent in 2014.

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Travel and Tourism Spending Decelerated in the Third Quarter of 2015

Real spending (output) on travel and tourism decelerated in the third quarter of 2015, increasing at an annual rate of 4.3 percent after increasing 8.4 percent (revised) in the second quarter of 2015. Real gross domestic product (GDP) also decelerated, increasing 2.1 percent (second estimate) in the third quarter after increasing 3.9 percent.

The leading contributors to the deceleration in the third quarter were “traveler accommodations” and “recreation and entertainment.” Real spending on “traveler accommodations” decelerated, increasing 4.0 percent in the third quarter after increasing 13.5 percent (revised) in the second quarter. Real spending on “recreation and entertainment” turned down, declining 8.1 percent, after increasing 5.6 percent in the previous quarter.

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Tourism Prices. Price growth for travel and tourism goods and services turned down in the third quarter of 2015, decreasing 0.3 percent following an increase of 0.5 percent (revised) in the second quarter.  The downturn was mainly attributable to a downturn in “all other transportation-related commodities,” which includes gasoline, travel arrangements and reservation services, and automotive rental. This commodity group decreased 0.2 percent after increasing 14.4 percent in the second quarter. Prices for “traveler accommodations” turned up in the third quarter, partially offsetting the downturn in prices for “all other transportation-related commodities.”
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Travel and Tourism Spending Accelerated in the Second Quarter of 2015

Real spending (output) on travel and tourism accelerated in the second quarter of 2015, increasing at an annual rate of 6.5 percent after increasing 2.2 percent (revised) in the first quarter of 2015. Real gross domestic product (GDP) also accelerated, increasing 3.7 percent (second estimate) in the second quarter after increasing 0.6 percent.

The leading contributors to the acceleration in the second quarter were “traveler accommodations” and “passenger air transportation.” Real spending on “traveler accommodations” accelerated, increasing 13.2 percent in the second quarter after increasing 3.5 percent (revised) in the first quarter, partly reflecting higher hotel occupancy rates. Real spending on “passenger air transportation” increased 11.6 percent, after increasing 2.5 percent, reflecting increased capacity and decreasing fares.

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