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U.S. Travel Industry Created 81,000 Jobs In 2012

Dana airline staff issue boarding passes for a demonstration Lagos- Abuja flight with celebrities, journalists and airline ex
Dana airline staff issue boarding passes for a demonstration Lagos- Abuja flight with celebrities, journalists and airline executives at the Murtala Muhammed airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Seven months after one of Dana Air planes crashed, killing at least 163 people, the Nigerian airline has resumed domestic flights in the West African nation. It was an Abuja-Lagos flight that crashed on June 3 in a densely populated neighborhood near Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, killing 153 people on board and at least 10 on the ground. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

According to the U.S. Travel Association, new job creation in the travel industry slightly dipped in 2012.

David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association said, "After consistently adding jobs during the prior 12 months, travel industry employment edged down in December, falling by 2,900 jobs. However, one month does not make a trend and the travel industry remains a significant job creator for our nation's economy, adding 81,000 jobs in 2012.

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