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The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

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Tourism

  • Did You Know that Travel and Tourism is a $960 billion industry in the United States? If you placed 960 billion dollar bills end-to-end, they would reach to the moon and back approximately 190 times.
  • Did You Know that Travel and Tourism generates $95 billion in tax revenue for local, state, and federal governments? If you place 95 billion dollar bills end-to-end, they would circle the world 377 times.
  • Did You Know that each U.S. household would pay $889 more in taxes without the tax revenue generated by the Travel and Tourism Industry? $889 will buy two months worth of groceries for a family of four, will fill the average car with gas 35 times or will pay for a family beach vacation.
  • Did You Know that the Travel and Tourism industry is one of the country’s largest employers with 7.2 million direct travel-generated jobs? You could fill the superdome a hundred times over with people directly employed in the industry.
  • Did You Know that international travelers spent $65 billion in the U.S. in 2003? That’s enough money to buy 325 new Boeing 747 jumbo jets.
  • Did You Know that shopping is the most popular domestic trip activity, and is included in 30 percent of all domestic trips. In total, that’s 342 million trips with shopping sprees.
  • Did You Know that approximately 2.6 million hotels rooms are sold everyday in the United States. That is enough rooms to lodge every person living in San Francisco, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Miami, and Denver combined.
  • Did You Know that 80 percent of adult travelers (over 118 million people) have included an historic or cultural activity while traveling. That is roughly the population of United Kingdom and Italy combined.
  • Did You Know that spending by resident and international travelers in the U.S. averaged $1.5 billion a day, $63 million an hour, $1.1 million a minute, and $18 thousand a second.
*includes direct and indirect expenditures