International tourists continue to flock to the United States, the U.S. Commerce Department reported July 13, noting 29 consecutive months of growth in the U.S. travel and tourism sector.
Here, German tourists take pictures in Sausalito, California, with the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline in the background.
“Tourism remains a high-growth bright spot in our economy, and we’re on pace for yet another record year,” said Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank, adding that the Obama administration “will continue doing everything possible to make the U.S. even more welcoming to visitors.”
As part of initiatives to increase travel and tourism in the United States, President Obama in January created a Task Force for Travel and Competitiveness to build on the current momentum. The administration also recently released the National Travel and Tourism Strategy, which is a blueprint for the United States to welcome 100 million international visitors each year by the end of 2021.
To learn more about ongoing U.S. efforts to promote international travel and tourism, visit the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries website.