Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Biggest Business

We are all tourists, and we all live in tourist destinations. By some estimates, tourism is the largest business in the world.

According to Wolfram|Alpha, the United States received 23.89 million visitors in 2007. These visitors generated 30.01 million hotel nights of business.

Wolfram|Alpha reports that Italy had 70.27 million visitors -- that's in one year. The population of Italy is 58.9 million people.

Do you know Wolfram | Alpha? It is a tremendously interesting knowledge web site, truly addictive.

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