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Accommodations_part_2 - Positive Impacts of the...

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Positive Impacts of the Accommodations Sector Late 2008 49,505 properties *4,626,348 guestrooms (Based on properties with 15 or more rooms) $140.6 billion in sales $64.37 revenue per available room Tourism industry pays $194 billion in travel-related wages and salaries Employs 1.8 million hotel workers Tourism supports more than 7.7 million jobs U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration Office of Travel & Tourism Industries
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Negative Impacts of the Accommodations Industry Global Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Accommodations Asia & Pacific 30% Central, South America & Carribbean 2% Europe 21% Middle East 6% United States 40% Accommodations = 284 metric tonnes (tons) of carbon dioxide annually 15% of Tourism’s GHG Emissions Waste Culture Consumption
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WHY?? Larger room sizes/ closets High energy consumption What’s Being/ Needs to be Done?
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Future of the Lodging Industry Consolidation of the industry Buying and selling of property Branding US 70% in 2000 90% in 2008 World 30% in 2000 75% in 2008
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