Infrastructure Spending Should Take Tourism Into Consideration
Repairing and maintaining existing bridges and roads is a priority in the US, however building bridges and roads that incentivize a new type of economic activity should also be prioritized.
Infrastructure plays a very important role in tourism as airports, highways, and scenic roads need to be build to attract tourist. Places like Italy, Spain, and Greece have spent decades buiding networks of roads, ports, and airports that helps tourist explore historical and cultural sites with the most convenience possible.
This past year we hope many of our members had the opportunity to explore Maryland’s top tourist attractions in a safe manner such as the Petapsco Valley State Park, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, the National Harbor downtown Maryland, or downtown Frederick.
We believe Maryland to be a very beautiful place with many tourist attractions that might need infrastructure spending in order to unleash their potential.
According to Statista, in 2019 as many as 44 million Americans travelled oversees. We hope that the pandemic made many realized that our country and our state is also worth exploring.
Domestic travel in the US is a 1 trillion dollar opportunity and building or maintaining roads and bridges having tourism in mind can produce a huge impact in local economies.