Thursday, August 07, 2008

Bates Motorhome Rental Joins Celebration of World Tourism Day

Las Vegas, NV, August 07, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Las Vegas, Nevada joins destinations worldwide in recognition of World Tourism Day, an event held each year on September 27. Sanctioned by the U.N. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the event provides an opportunity to look beyond borders and celebrate the unique opportunities created by travel and tourism.

In today’s dynamic global marketplace, RV rentals are a vital part of the Travel/Tourism industry. Emerging from one of the strongest decades in recent history, the tremendous growth of the RV rental industry can be attributed to the “Baby Boomers’ ages (55-64). Baby Boomers have an expected growth factor of 48% through 2010. That’s more than 5 times the expected total population growth of 95. The potential for RV rentals, as well as purchases, has never been higher.

“International Tour Operators with their massive client databases are a vital force in the RV rental market. The North American demographic profile of rental customers encompasses an expanding range of lifestyles.” says Bates. Bates is an International Motor home rental franchise system; with locations throughout North America. The company has its headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Travel and tourism benefit society in countless ways. It is one of the United States’ largest industries, directly employing 7.5 million people and generating tax revenues of about $110 billion. It ranks fifth among 20 major private industry sectors, according to the Travel Industry Association. Travel expenditures within the U.S. total $740 billion. The UNWTO estimates that international tourism arrivals reached close to 900 million in 2007, up 10 percent from 2006, according to the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Activities surrounding World Tourism Day in the United States are coordinated by the Travel Industry Association, a Washington-based trade association that represents the common interests and concerns of travel in America.
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