During these days of social distancing and quarantining, I am publishing a travel-related word search each week. I will do so every Wednesday until we find our new normal. Take your mind off COVID-19 news and download this free printable, travel-themed word search. This week’s theme: State Nicknames in recognition of National Travel & Tourism Week.
Travel & Tourism Means Jobs
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism is one of the industries taking a big hit. Why is travel and tourism recognized during this week? Because it’s one of America’s largest industries which means jobs. Nationally, in 2019, the travel and tourism industry directly supported 9 million jobs and 6.8 million in other industries.
Travel & Tourism Creates an Imported Economy for Communities
For states like Florida, tourism is the backbone of the economy. During 2019, the Sunshine State welcomed an estimated 133.67 million visitors, which is a record number. Based on 2017 figures, out-of-state visitors to Florida added $85.9 billion to the state’s economy and Florida households save about $1,512 a year because of visitor spending.
Nationally, the travel industry generated more than $2.6 trillion in economic output, with $1.1 trillion spent directly by travelers in the United States. Spending by travelers generated $180 billion in tax revenue for state and local governments which funds essential programs and support.
Travel is fun but it is certainly serious business.
This Week’s Printable Word Search
Select the “Download” button below for the downloadable and printable word search.
25 State Nicknames
I had fun looking up state nicknames and although I do not include which nickname belongs to which state in the word search, you can find them here. Only 25 are in this week’s word search.
|Alaska||The Last Frontier|
|Illinois||Land of Lincoln|
|Minnesota||Bread and Butter State|
|Missouri||Show Me State|
|Montana||Big Sky Country|
|New York||Empire State|
|North Dakota||Roughrider State|
Print Last Week’s Word Search About Buffalo, N.Y.
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