NATIONAL parks are an increasingly attractive destination for overseas visitors to #America, according to a U.S. Travel Association analysis of Commerce Department data.
In 2015, 13.6 million overseas travelers visited #nationalparks and monuments—representing 35.4 percent of all overseas visitors to the U.S., up from 33.4 percent in 2012.
U.S. Travel economists expect the share of international visitors stopping at U.S. national parks during their trips here to steadily increase. The total number of overseas arrivals to the U.S. is expected to reach 40 million in 2017.
Publicity around the National Park Service's 100th anniversary this year, supported by Brand USA and other organizations, is a likely contributor to the bump.
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