Tourism is a very big industry in United States. Millions of international and domestic tourists visit USA yearly. Foreign tourists visit USA to see natural wonders, cities, historic landmarks, and entertainment places. There is similar attractions in Americans also. They go out for recreation and enjoy vacations.
The growth of Tourism in USA happened rapidly for urban tourism during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. By 1850, tourism in USA was well established as a cultural activity and as an industry. New York City, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, all major USA cities, attracted large number of tourists by 1890.
Democratisation of travel occurred during the early twentieth century when the automobile revolutionised travel. Similarly air travel revolutionised travel during 1945–1969, contributing greatly to tourism in the United States. Purchases of travel and tourism related goods and services by international visitors traveling in the United States totaled $10.9 billion during February 2013.
In the U.S., tourism is among the three largest employers in 29 states, employing 7.3 million in 2004, to take care of 1.19 billion trips tourists took in the U.S. in 2005. As of 2007, there are 2,462 registered National Historic Landmarks (NHL) recognized by the United States government. As of 2018, New York City is the most visited destination in the United States, followed by Los Angeles, Orlando, Las Vegas, and Chicago.
The expenses by Tourists are more in the United States than any other country while attracting the second-highest number of tourists after France and Spain.
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