To increase travel to and within the United States.


U.S. Travel is the leading force that grows and sustains travel and protects the freedom to travel. Our efforts are focused on achieving our shared vision for the industry: Travel is understood as essential to the economy, American jobs, security, image and well-being of the United States and travelers.

Who We Are

U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry. In 2020, travel generated $1.5 trillion in economic output and supported 11 million jobs, a drastic decline from pre-pandemic figures. U.S. Travel operates as a 501(c)(6) organization.

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What We Do

As the united voice of the industry, U.S. Travel prioritizes high-impact issues that matter most to our collective membership. We not only identify the industry’s biggest opportunities and challenges, but also develop the messages and actions to create positive growth.

We advocate for policies that will advance and elevate our industry on the national level, engaging our members with the tools, research and resources needed to influence change at state and local levels.

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Our Industry

Travel is a diverse, dynamic economic contributor and an essential part of our everyday lives and American business. Our industry comprises various sectors— including transportation, lodging, retail, recreation and entertainment and foodservice—and spans across all travel segments: meetings, leisure, business, incentive and trade shows.

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Travel spending declined 42% last year—from $1.2 trillion in 2019 to $680 billion in 2020.


Travel’s total economic output fell 42% last year—from $2.6 trillion in 2019 to $1.5 trillion in 2020.


Direct travel employment declined 34% last year—from 9 million jobs in 2019 to just 6 million in 2020.


Total travel employment (direct/indirect) fell 34% last year—from 17 million jobs in 2019 to just 11 million jobs in 2020.


International inbound visitations declined 76% last year—from 79.4 million in 2019 to 19.4 million in 2020.


Travel’s generated tax revenue fell 34% last year—from $169 billion in 2019 to $112 billion in 2020.

Why Choose Us

Discover the value of U.S. Travel membership through the words and experiences of your peers.

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Become A Member

Make connections, stay informed, network, promote, drive your business and be a part of the amplified voice on industry issues.

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Contact Us

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Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities

U.S. Travel has multiple levels of sponsorship and advertising opportunities across our many venues and for all sectors of travel and tourism.

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