June 18th, 2009

According to the 2000 U.S. census, Asian Americans make up 4.3% of the total U.S. population — that’s about 12 million people who identify themselves as at least part Asian. However, this number represents an increase of 63% from the 1990 census.Over half of all Asian-American travel originates in the Pacific census division, predominantly in California. Travel is most likely to occur in the Asian-American traveler’s own state, accounting for just under half of all Asian-American…

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June 10th, 2009

In 2008 the African American population grew to 41.4 million in the US. African Americans were the largest minority group in 24 states.New York, California, and Illinois, held claim to the largest Black populations. But due to rapid growth in the South, Florida, Texas, and Georgia, all currently have an African American population of about 3 million. Only New York still has more African Americans.African American travelers spend more than $40 billion yearly, representing 45% of the $90…

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June 2nd, 2009

Hello Blog Network!Want to find out how BIG the Multicultural Tourism Market is?For the next three weeks, MCCSN will be featuring our multicultural tourism demographic market, Hispanic, Asian and the African American market, which contributes$100 billion dollars annually back into the national economy.This week’s spotlight is on the Hispanic travel market.Check back each Tuesday, to learn about the other demographic markets.Hispanic Demographics:Currently, the U.S. Hispanic…

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May 26th, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Travel industry leaders met with President Obama to discuss the unique role that travel can play in strengthening the American economy. The meeting focused on two critical areas: the need to welcome more international visitors and the business community’s concerns about the dramatic nationwide downturn in meetings and events.“We are pleased that President Obama recognizes the power of travel to strengthen America’s economy,” said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S….

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May 19th, 2009

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! May was first designated as a time to celebrate the accomplishments of Asian Americans in 1978. The month was chosen to coincide with important, but little-known milestones of Asian/Pacific American history — the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843, and the building of first transcontinental railroad, completed on May 10, 1869, largely by Chinese workers.The month of May was officially dubbed “Asian/Pacific American Heritage…

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