In 2018, travel generated a total of $2.5 trillion in economic output that supported a total of 15.7 million American jobs across all industries. Travel impacts industries and jobs throughout the whole economy, well beyond the industry itself. When travel thrives, so does America.
This online tool and accompanying fact sheet help tell the story of travel’s $2.5 trillion output on the broader economy. It measures the impact on other industries associated with an increase or decrease in travel spending and estimates how shifts in travel expenditures affect output and jobs linked with select travel related policies.