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Travel and Leisure
Travel and leisure represent one of the largest service industries in the United States. Total 2013 expenditures for domestic and international travelers in the United States were more than $801 billion, according to the U.S. Travel Association, including food services, lodging, transportation, recreation and amusement, and retail sales. The International Trade Administration (ITA), a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, reports that international visitors spent more than $180 billion in the United States in 2013. U.S. residents traveling abroad spent $123 billion in 2013.