U.S. Travel Association Announces Employment Growth in Travel Industry

The U.S. Travel Association reported the travel industry was responsible for creating a total of 271,000 jobs since March 2011 in a company announcement on July 6. The rate of its growth is 26% faster than the rest of the economy.

The reason for the growth of employment in the travel sector is because the jobs cannot be outsourced abroad or easily replaced through automation, said David Huether, senior VP of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association.

In addition, Heuther said U.S. policymakers should enact sensible long-term reforms that will make it easier for travelers to visit the United States since more visitors will equal more jobs in America.

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