U.S. welcomes Indians and other internationals for tourism
Posted on Wednesday 16 May 2012
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Travellers from India who are looking to take their next adventure travel trip often choose to see the sights in the U.S. The massive country is full of cities and rural landscapes to explore, and remains one of the top destinations to experience for tourists looking to enjoy a holiday abroad.
Recently, officials from the U.S. launched a campaign to encourage even more visitors to enjoy trips in the country. At the beginning of the year, President Barack Obama made a public announcement about the plans in store for promoting travel and tourism, which has inspired many experts to expand their services and create inventive holiday packages to draw in more international customers. The organisation headlining this initiative is The National Strategy, which says it hope to welcome an additional 100 million visitors to the U.S. annually by the year 2021.
The number of individuals venturing to the U.S. from Asian countries has been steadily increasing. For instance, roughly 7.4 million travellers journeyed to the U.S. in 2010, which increased to more than 7.7 million in 2011.
So far, the nation's efforts have been rewarded with an increased amount of travellers heading to the U.S. in the last few months as compared to 2011. For example, holidaymakers in the country spent about US $13 billion on activities and transportation in March. This was an increase of more than US $1.5 billion from March of 2011, showing that visitor figures are on the rise and how much their budgets are allowing them to see.
"Data shows that America remains a top destination for international visitors," said Francisco Sanchez, under secretary of commerce for international trade. "The travel and tourism industry - our number one services export - has enjoyed 27 consecutive months of uninterrupted growth. Commerce will continue working to support this critical industry, which creates millions of American jobs."
Whether Indians are planning their flights to Las Vegas or reserving a Boston car hire for their upcoming holiday, there is plenty to see and do throughout the U.S. for all types of travellers, ranging from luxury travel excursions in the cities to wine holidays in the countryside.
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