Here Are 5 Charts to Show Tourism is on the Rebound

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Though GDP is tied to the tourism industry, tourism tends to outperform GDP growth whenever there is an economic upturn. After following total economic output of the country downwards from 2008 to 2009, as the economy recovered, tourism outpaced GDP substantially, growing rapidly and even continuing upwards from 2010 to 2012, when GDP growth was a bit more stagnant. The capability of American locales to generate momentum through tourism will likey continue to be a part of the recovery going forward as the U.S. reaches for desperately needed jobs.