Chances are, wherever you live, that travel and tourism are a big part of your local economy. Not only are we all tourists, but we all live in tourist destinations. Tourism and travel are one of the top two or three businesses in the world.
This week our Communication Arts & Sciences students arrived in Rome for the start of their seven week study abroad experience, led by Professor Stephen Browne and graduate students Mia Briceno and Una Kimokeo-Goes.
Here at home in State College, Pennsylvania, we are reminded every day that we, too, are a tourist destination. In our local paper, The Centre Daily Times, this morning, we were informed that "Two years ago, visitors spent an estimated $352 million in the county. Tourism is considered the second largest industry in Pennsylvania."
Read more: http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/story/1287758.html#ixzz0FWKgdzQg&B
The Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau, which serves both visitors and the tourist industry, is here.