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A Recovery to ‘Less Bad’

10/16/2009| 3:35:22 PM| 中文

The U.S. Travel Association expects travel spending in the United States to decline by nearly 9 percent this year, to $705 billion, which includes domestic business and leisure travel as well as spending by international visitors.

As the economy begins to shift gears from dismal to slightly improved, the travel industry sees some reason for hope — but not much.

The U.S. Travel Association expects travel spending in the United States to decline by nearly 9 percent this year, to $705 billion, which includes domestic business and leisure travel as well as spending by international visitors. Spending is expected to increase by 6 percent in 2010, but that does not make up for the large dip in 2009.

“I describe these numbers as being less bad — but they’re certainly not good,” said Suzanne D. Cook, senior vice president for research at the trade group.

Read the full story at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/business/13travel.html?_r=4

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