Accession Number : ADA314680

Title :   International Tourism and U.S. Beaches,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Houston, James R.

PDF Url : ADA314680

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Travel and tourism is the Nation's largest industry, employer, and foreign-revenue earner, and U.S. beaches are the leading tourist destination. Clearly, beach tourism plays a key role in the U.S. economy. Although domestic tourism is sometimes thought to provide local or regional rather than national benefits, foreign tourism in the U.S. provides clear national benefits important to America's position in a competitive world economy.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES, *ECONOMICS, *TRAVEL, *BEACHES, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *PERIODICALS, INDUSTRIES, COMPETITION, EMPLOYMENT, GROWTH(GENERAL), BENEFITS, INCOME, TAXES, REVENUE SHARING.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE