Cities know that tourism is down, but now they have the research that quantifies just how down it's been. According to new data released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the Travel Business Roundtable, and the International Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus at a summit in Atlanta last week, international travel to the U.S. is significantly down because of the weak economy and the after-effects of 9/11, and the data predicts it will remain threatened without a concerted effort by ...

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