Marketing for Travel and Tourism Websites

The US benefits from a mega industry when talking about tourism. Due to the fact that the US economy has supposedly entered a recession in 2008, some state budgets for tourism marketing have been lowered considerably. Nonetheless, during February 2013, the tourism industry brought into the US a total of $10.9 billion.

Statistics show that 1 of 18 American employees are supported directly or indirectly by the tourism industry. Approximately 25 subsectors are considerably sustaining the US tourism and travel industry. Out of these 25 subsectors, 4 are the ones accounting for about 60% of total output. These 4 sectors are accommodation, recreation and attractions, food services and air travel, from which the accommodation subsector is the largest one.

As of 2013, the top US tourist attractions are: the White House, the Denali National Park, the Las Vegas Strip, the Florida Keys, Kilauea, Niagara Falls, the Golden Gate Bridge, Yellowstone National Park, Manhattan and the Grand Canyon. A 2012 statistic shows the most popular US monuments, judging from the point of annual visitors. The first 5 are as follows: the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the World War II Memorial, all 3 located in Washington D.C., the Statue of Liberty in New York/New Jersey and the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.


  • Cruising America
    Travel blog that also works as a directory for bed and breakfast inns, realtors and restaurants.

  • Discover America
    Official travel and tourism website of the United States of America offers resources for planning a vacation with lists of hotels, restaurants, and things to do.

  • Explore Kentucky Lake
    Provides access to a guide to attractions, lodging, dining, fishing, boating and real estate. Includes travel tools, events and lake conditions.

  • Haunted America Tours
    Offers a list of haunted hotels across the United States. Ghost stories, paranormal investigations, and haunted tours.

  • Historic Fire Lookout Sites Register
    Offers statistics, locations, photographs, and links to topographical maps.

  • Look Into Hawaii
    A free resource guide for everyone who wants to explore Hawaii. Event calendars showcase Hawaii's current and upcoming things-to-do while forums allow you to join our ohana (family) to ask questions and talk story.

  • Soul of America
    Online portal that features Afrocentric tour guides for many destinations, cruises and tours, advice, directory listings for African-American-owned travel businesses, and other resources.

  • Southeast Vacation Spots
    Offers camping, hiking, beaches and other travel destinations in the Southeast United States.

    Offers information about deals and discount rates for flights, lodging, and cruises in major US destinations.

  • USA Tourist
    Provides about the USA including photos, and tips about food, lodging and travel. .

  • Weekend Events
    Highlights various attractions, museums, parks, nightlife, concerts and events in select U.S. cities.