States Cut Back on Tourism Efforts

About 20 states have cut spending in the past year on advertising and other promotion and support to try to lure tourists and their vacation dollars. One state — Washington — has shut down its tourism promotion office after lawmakers couldn't come up with the $2 million they usually spent to attract visitors. The cutbacks come as many Americans and businesses have shaken off their recession-induced skittishness and are traveling again.
August 2, 2011
 

About 20 states have cut spending in the past year on advertising and other promotion and support to try to lure tourists and their vacation dollars. One state — Washington — has shut down its tourism promotion office after lawmakers couldn't come up with the $2 million they usually spent to attract visitors. The cutbacks come as many Americans and businesses have shaken off their recession-induced skittishness and are traveling again.

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