Economic Impact of Domestic Travel on the Blackstone Valley
at Rhode Island/Massachusetts in 2004
the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council
On behalf of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Collaborative for the
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Communities of
Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Research Department of the Travel
Industry Association of America Washington, D.C.
The mission of the Travel Industry Association of
America (TIA) is to represent the whole of the U.S. travel industry
to promote and facilitate increased travel to and within the United
States. TIA’s Research Department seeks to meet the research needs
of TIA members and the travel industry by gathering, conducting,
analyzing, publishing and disseminating economic, marketing and
international research that articulates the economic significance of
the travel and tourism industry at national, state and local levels;
defines the size, characteristics and growth of existing and
emerging travel markets; and provides qualitative trend analysis and
quantitative forecasts of future travel activity and impact.
2006 Travel Industry Association
This study was conducted by the research department
of the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) for the
Blackstone Valley Tourism Council on behalf of the Blackstone Valley
Tourism Collaborative for the Blackstone River Valley National
Heritage Corridor communities. The study provides travel impact on
the U.S economy during 2004, preliminary 2004 domestic traveler
profile and estimates of domestic traveler expenditures on the
Blackstone Valley Rhode Island/Massachusetts region, as well as the
employment, payroll income, and state and local tax revenue directly
generated by these expenditures.
All data and estimates covered in this report are
on a calendar year basis.
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