Statements about Tourism

"Tourism and retirees are the dominant economic engines in our state."

"Although the governor doubled the beach fees . . . all the money, as we found out, is all going to an out-of-state company. The state isn't even getting the money for that."

The Pell bridge "is a tourism bridge essentially and not a commuter bridge."

Welcome to Wisconsin road signs have "always been made in Wisconsin," but Scott Walker "is outsourcing them" to an out-of-state company and "paying more money for them."

"If you rent a U-Haul to move your company, it costs twice as much to go from San Francisco to Austin than the other way around, because you can’t find enough trucks to flee the Golden State."

Florida "remains the top travel destination across the world."

Atlanta now has as many visitors as Las Vegas, San Diego and Los Angeles. Orlando, Fla., and New York City still have more visitors.

"There is no planned air-conditioned restaurant out on the Lens."

"Our numbers are going up at the airport."

Says "our economy in New Jersey gets $38 billion from the businesses at the Shore."

"[T]he Georgia Dome has returned $10 billion in economic impact to the state of Georgia."

"In 2008, tourism brought in $38 billion dollars and supported more than 300,000 jobs in the state of New Jersey."

Says because of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City "much of that boardwalk no longer exists -- just the pillars where the boardwalk used to be."  

Georgia spends fewer tourism advertising dollars than any other state in the South.

"Tourism accounts for 439,000 jobs in the state of Ohio, and visitors spend $36 billion annually."

Florida is "the largest dog-racing state in the country."

A bill delaying the start of classes until Labor Day would permit school districts "to shave 5 full weeks off the school year."

President Obama told people "to skip coming here (Las Vegas) for conventions and meetings."

Says the Panhandle has had its highest-ever bed tax collections in 2011.

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