U.S. Travel Forecasts Moderate Growth

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Travel will continue to set records in 2013, but the growth rate will decelerate, according to a U.S. Travel Association forecast. During a conference call with the media Nov. 1, David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics for U.S. Travel, said the number of domestic trips taken in 2013 is expected to increase to a record high but growth will be slower than it has been during the past few years. U.S. Travel predicts that in 2013 the number of trips will increase by an additional 23 million. In Los Angeles, total visitation in 2013 is expected to grow 1.6% to nearly 42 million visitors spending at a 2% growth rate.