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Report: International shopping travelers plan U.S. return


Bloomfield Hills, Mich. More than 50% of international shopping travelers surveyed who have visited the United States in the last 12 months are likely to return over the next year, according to a study commissioned by Taubman Centers and Shop America Alliance, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel & Tourism Industries.

Mandala Research conducted new research on The International Shopping Traveler study from the top five international inbound markets to the United States -- Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, representing 75% of all inbound U.S. travelers -- via an online survey in January.

“This can go a long way in boosting tourism. Shopping certainly spurs visitation to and spending in destinations all across the United States, which, in turn, has a positive impact on the employment and economic health of those areas,” said Helen Marano, director, office of travel and tourism industries, U.S. Department of Commerce.

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