Tourism Spending Up 6.8 Percent by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 7/1/2013 12:00 am Updated 3 years ago Real spending in the United States on travel and tourism rose 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2013, compared with an increase of 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. T Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.