Journal of Tourism & Hospitality

Journal of Tourism & Hospitality
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0269

Morse SC

Morse SC
Hospitality and Tourism, College of Business,
Cullowhee, NC 28723
United States

  • Research Article
    Measuring Tourist Spending Impacts of the October 2013 U.S. Government Shut-down
    Author(s): Morse SC and Smith EMMorse SC and Smith EM

    The U.S. Federal Government shut-down from October 1-15, 2013 caused major public outdoor recreational venues to be shut-down during the most visited month of the year in October. In western North Carolina, the publically owned recreational activities closed and shut-down in 16 counties bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and containing recreational activities in three U.S. National Forests. The purpose of the study was to use and evaluate two methods to measure the impact of this 15 day U.S. Federal Government shut-down on tourist spending in the 16 county focus area of western North Carolina. The first method used taxable sales data adjusted for inflation obtained from the North Carolina Department of Revenue for October 2013 and were compared to taxable sales for the five year average period 2008-2012. Analysis shows that 7 out of the 16 counties saw decreases in taxa.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0269.1000155

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