Internet Travel Monitor - Industry NewsTravel industry jobs lead to higher wages and a permanent foothold for financial success, outpacing compensation in both manufacturing and health care, according to the U.S. Travel Association's Made in America: Travel's Contribution to Workforce Development.
May 8, 2019
New Study: Travel Jobs Outpace Manufacturing, Health Care in Opportunity and Future Wages
U.S. Travel released the study against the backdrop of the 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week. The report - the second in U.S. Travel's "Made in America" series spotlighting the importance of travel for the U.S. economy - finds travel industry jobs are providing a path to prosperity for millions of Americans.
Among the top findings:
The report also includes case studies of individuals who have pursued careers in the travel industry and achieved their American dream as a result.
"Like many Americans, my first job was in the travel industry - as a lifeguard at a hotel pool—and it gave me the foundation of skills and opportunities that led to a long and rewarding career," said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. "Travel industry jobs are uniquely accessible to all Americans, and provide a path to a solid, lifelong livelihood. Simply put, travel is the gateway to the American dream."
Some of the other key takeaways from the report:
"The statistics are terrific, but it is when you read the profiles that the true impact of the travel industry on jobs becomes clear," Dow said. "Each one of the stories provides a snapshot of the potential the travel industry holds for anyone wanting to pursue a strong livelihood.
"This report further reinforces the fact that travel matters to jobs and the economy in our country, and our government should prioritize pro-travel policies to ensure the industry continues to grow."
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