While many people need no motivation to travel, some people are a little hesitant to hit the road, air, or water. , a leading North American online travel agency, gets it. Some people just don’t feel the need to travel. But did you know there are several crucial elements of society that depend on or benefit from tourism in general? all facets of the tourism industry and has stumbled across a few mighty interesting facts. Here are FlightHub’s four favorite tourism facts that aren’t directly about tourism.
1 – Students who study abroad study better
While the idea of studying abroad may generate a variety of reactions (Steve is finding himself while completing his Greek philosophy minor in Cambodia, sigh), the fact is students who study abroad are twice as likely to actually complete their college programs. They even out earn their homebody colleagues by more than 40 per cent.
2 – Workers are less likely to check out…
…if they take time off
This may come as no surprise, but if you take regular vacations you are less likely to “check out” of your job. Vacations reduce stress, rejuvenate the mind, and ultimately make you a better employee so this comes as no surprise.
3 – Call it a paid vacation
Without the tourism industry, it is estimated most Americans would pay an additional $1000 in taxes each year. So, consider your vacation budget an obligation to your country.
4 – Remember these numbers: 14,400,000 and 124,000,000,000
The first one is the number of jobs in the United States directly tied to tourism, while the second number is the taxable income on these positions. Just imagine if tomorrow tourism stopped existing. It would be a Great Depression like event, bankrupting cities that depend on tourism dollars to sustain themselves.
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