The US is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the extreme Northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major cities include New York, a global finance and culture center, and Washington, DC, the capital, both on the Atlantic Coast; Los Angeles, famed for filmmaking, on the Pacific Coast; and the Midwestern metropolis Chicago.

Capital: Washington, D.C.
Dialing code: +1
Founded: July 4, 1776
Population: 318.9 million (2018)
President: Donald Trump 

Visitor Characteristics:
Visitors from the USA are more likely to be male than female, with this particularly true for business visitors
Half of all vacation visitors make a repeat trip to the destination
New York and California are the states that generate the most visits
53% of visitors are ‘extremely likely’ to recommend the destination for a vacation or short-break

Popular Activities:
Sightseeing of famous buildings/monuments
Visiting a pub

Key Demographic and Economic Data:
Population (m): 319
GDP per capita (Int $): 54,980
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%): 1.8

Case Study: The New York Times Travel Show 

The largest travel trade and consumer show in North America,  The New York Times Travel Show reaches over 35,568 participants over the three day event at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. 

With over 700 exhibitor booths from across the globe, 35k+ Travelers and industry professional attendees, 280+ Travel industry speakers and experts and 176+ Represented countries from around the world the New York Times Travel Show is industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the US.

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