Travel and tourism continues apace even through hard economic times as the desire to 'get away from it all' (even for a quick road trip or weekend getaway) continues to make sense for cash-strapped famiilies.
All told, tourism adds up to a trillion-dollar a year industry worldwide that is in many instances the lifeblood of national and local economies, especially for island nations such as the Bahamas, or the Philippines, among many others.
Meanwhile, major Western nations such as the USA, France, Spain, Greece and Italy also depend heavily on tourist dollars to fuel other industries closely tied to tourism. These include - but are certainly not limited to - airlines, hotels, cruise ships, taxis and public transportation systems around major tourism hubs such as London or New York City.
Around the Web, take a tour of top resources, tools, tips and advice on the travel & tourism industry with resources for more infornation on regional and global travel operations, conventions and exhibits, business tools, forums, organizations and publications...
More about the tourism industry around the Web:
All Conferences.com - Here's an extensive directory of conferences, conventions, trade shows, exhibits, workshops, events and business meetings worldwide, plus tools for meeting planners such as online registrations and payment processing.
NTA | National Tour Association - With a free member directory and premium content for subscribers including marketing tools, lists, itinerary planning programs,
escort notes, event schedules and more.