OUR MISSION

To increase travel to and within the United States.

OUR VISION

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. Travelers in the United States are estimated to spend $1.1 trillion in 2022 (still 10% below 2019 levels). U.S. Travel advocates for policies to accelerate an even recovery across the travel industry and restore economic and job growth for this essential contributor to our nation’s success. 

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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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QUICK FACTS

-22%

Direct travel spending remained at 78% of 2019 levels in 2021—down from $1.2 trillion in 2019 to $910 billion in 2021.

-25%

Direct travel employment remained at 75% of 2019 levels in 2021—down from 9 million jobs in 2019 to 6.7 million jobs in 2021. 

-71%

Business travel jobs remained at only 29% of 2019 levels in 2021—down from 1.9 million direct jobs in 2019 to 550,000 jobs in 2021.

-59%

Business travel spending remained at 41% of 2019 levels in 2021—down from $306 billion in 2019 to $126 billion in 2021.

-72%

International inbound visitations remained at just 28% of 2019 levels in 2021—down from 79.4 million visitors in 2019 to 22 million visitors in 2021.

$6 billion

Travel trade surplus reached only $6 billion in 2021—down from the $53 billion generated in 2019.

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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