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International visitors spent a record $222 billion in the U.S. last year

02/27/2015| 9:39:26 AM| 中文

The United States received a record $222.3 billion boost to the national economy from international visitors in 2014.

The United States received a record $222.3 billion boost to the national economy from international visitors in 2014, the National Travel and Tourism Office reported this week. This is a 4 percent increase over the $214.8 billion reported for 2013.

Americans spent an estimated $146.7 billion abroad last year creating a $75.7 billion travel-trade surplus.

Travel and tourism exports include money spent by international visitors while in the country and what they spent to get here for business and personal reasons. Goods and services include food, lodging, recreation, entertainment and local transportation.

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