Tourism is the practice of travelling for purpose of either pleasure or curiosity. Tourism involves movement from one area to another within or outside the country.
the following are the importance of tourism in THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA has earned foreign exchange in form of invisible export from thousands of tourists who visit the country from Europe, Asia, and from other continents due to her tourist potential. Such income has been used to rehabilitate roads, set up health units, etc.
- The industry has provided employment opportunities to many Americans such as those working in Hotel like Serena, and tour and travel agencies. This has earned income to workers and thus improved standards of living.
- Tourism facilitates the development of important infrastructure such as airfields. These have led to the development of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
- It has promoted and reflected the cultural heritage of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA i.e. historical sites, museums, and cultural sites, all protect AMERICA’s image abroad.
- Tourism has led to the development of the craft industry and agricultural sector by providing market to the products of such sectors. This means the provision of more jobs and income from the craft industry thus improving the living standards of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA citizens.
- Tourism has led to the diversification of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’s economy from over-dependence on the agricultural and industrial sectors. This has resulted into increased foreign exchange used to set up schools and health centers thus AMERICA’s development.
- It has improved on the international relationship between THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the countries like Norway, Germany, and Britain, where tourists come from. This has helped THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA to become politically stable.
- Training of skilled manpower like hotel attendants, game guides, etc.
- Government revenue through taxing tourist transport companies, tourists hotels, etc.
- Growth of urban centers like aswan town
- Promoted environmental conservation through gazetting of national parks.
- It has promoted education and research in botany and zoology.