"At the national level it generates $416 billion in sales and employs over 6 million people, and in Rhode Island it generates $1.4 billion in sales and employs 28,000 people. Now the second largest economic activity here and throughout the nation, this 'industry' is one that many do not recognize."
Smolski, Chester, "Hospitality and Tourism; the Hidden Industry" (1995). Smolski Texts. 261.
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