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Organization brings in invisible industry

...billion annually to the nation's economy and generates $99.4 billion in tax revenues (2004 figures from the Travel Industry Association). Tourism is Georgia's second largest industry and generates $16.6 billion annually to our economy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/04/yrb_130912.shtml
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To get best rate of exchange, be mindful of fees

...Americans are not looking to go to Europe for a bargain these days," said Allen Kay, a spokesman for the Travel Industry Association. "They are going to see London or Paris, and the exchange rate is secondary. But you can do a few things...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/05/06/fin_127442.shtml
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Travel briefs

...and are more likely to stay in a timeshare than the average traveler, according to a new survey from the Travel Industry Association. Beach-going households are also more likely to take kids on their trips, with 36 percent of them bringing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/14/liv_91745.shtml
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Options abound to go roving with Rover

...more hotels have started accepting dogs, she said. Some even cater to pampered pooches. According to the Travel Industry Association of America, more than 29 million Americans took trips of more than 50 miles with their pets during the past...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/07/liv_80178.shtml
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Branson keeps growing as Titanic joins lineup

...national growth in vacation travel that the Travel Industry Association of America forecasts this year. Branson is...despite high gas prices, according to the Travel Industry Association of America. "We've seen time and time again...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/02/liv_74598.shtml
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Country music mecca seeks visitors year-round

...national growth in vacation travel that the Travel Industry Association of America forecasts this year. Branson is...despite high gasoline prices, according to the Travel Industry Association of America. "We've seen time and time again...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/02/bus_75538.shtml
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Rick Steves built travel biz through the back door

...travel to Europe each year do so efficiently, affordably and with more meaning. He doesn't belong to major travel industry associations and turns down underwriters if they don't align with his values. He passed on a deal with Visa because they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/12/liv_69224.shtml
Life & style
Food tourism becomes popular in U.S.

...Keefe, the manager of media relations for the Travel Industry Association of America, which helped pay for the study...by California and Florida, according to the Travel Industry Association of America study. For Carmen Botez, that crush...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/11/liv_119526.shtml
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New Orleans' tourists head elsewhere but long to go back

...Memphis instead of Bourbon Street. "Vegas is going to pick up, too," predicted Roger Dow, president of the Travel Industry Association of America. "If you want to party, everything's there - restaurants, gaming." Those looking for Southern...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/09/liv_10720.shtml
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Free gas used to lure summer tourists

...Keefe, spokeswoman for the Travel Industry Association of America in Washington...percent of them by car. The Travel Industry Association first identified the trend...she said. On the Net: Travel Industry Association of America http://www...

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