Significance of government funds for the promotion of regional tourism

The graph depicts the opinions of travel and tourism professionals regarding the importance of state or local government funds for the promotion of regional travel and tourism in the U.S. in 2009, 4 percent of the respondents said such funds were "not important at all".

Importance of state and local government funds for the promotion of regional travel and tourism in 2009*

Share of respondents
Extremely important75%
Important13%
Neither important nor unimportant7%
Unimportant1%
Not important at all4%
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Sources

Release date

May 2009

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 10-18, 2009

Number of respondents

200 respondents

Age group

21 years and older

Special properties

Interviewees were travel and tourism experts*

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

* The source does not provide detailed information regarding the questions. The chosen wording here might therefore differ slightly from the survey. Answers were based on a scale from 1 (not important at all) to 5 (extremely important) All respondents are executive-level officials at convention and visitor bureaus, destination marketing organizations, city and state tourism offices, and state economic development offices among others. The margin of error for the total sample is +/- 3.5 percent.

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