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Significance of the U.S. federal government promoting tourism to increase economic growth

The graph depicts the opinions of travel and tourism professionals regarding the importance of the federal government promoting tourism as a means to increase economic growth in the U.S. in 2009, 16 percent of the respondents said that such promotion was "neither important nor unimportant".

Importance of the U.S. federal government promoting tourism to increase economic growth 2009*

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Release date

May 2009


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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