The Historic Sites industry has exhibited marginal growth over the past five years as the economy continues to recover. The industry is being propelled by rising per capita disposable income and increased domestic travel. However, weak visitor numbers and donations during the economic downturn hampered industry growth. In the five years to 2019, the industry will benefit from more positive economic conditions. As unemployment levels continue to decline, per capita disposable income rises and leisure travel grows, the number of visits to historic sites across the United States is expected to increase. Furthermore, income growth in emerging economies will help further spur foreign travel to the United States and exchange rate movements that keep the value of the dollar low are expected to strengthen this trend.
Establishments in this industry primarily preserve and exhibit sites, buildings, forts or communities that describe events or persons of particular historical interest. These venues include archeological sites, battlefields, historical ships and pioneer villages.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.