You are here

Travel's Downstream Impact Calculator

Welcome

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.

2503451983348
15675400
Travel Industry
10623100
1258062801156
Finance & Insurance
421800
134618392672
Manufacturing
784400
426972045724
Wholesale Trade
420300
109386388468
Professional Services
539900
86819960473
Health & Social Services
662800
89256106216
Information
0
80381219713
Other Industry
1594500
317955068928
Administrative & Waste Services
628600
0
Effects of Policy

Click on the policy icons to simulate how the policies below effect output and jobs. Numbers in the downstream impact calculator are rounded to the nearest hundredth, which may slightly affect the values that appear in calculations.

Why We Must Preserve Brand USA

This important program delivers serious results for our country's economy, and must be protected. Brand USA is the organization that markets America as a global travel destination, and it does so at no cost to taxpayers. The elimination of the Brand USA would cost the U.S. $9.1 billion in total output and more than 57,400 jobs in 2017.

0.363498
0.366179
Why We Must Welcome International Travelers

While global long-haul travel volume worldwide rose by 6.9 percent annually in 2018, overseas travel to the U.S. grew by only 2.8 percent during the same period.  As a result, America's share of the international travel market continued to shrink from 13.7 percent in 2015 to 11.7 percent in 2018. In order to remain competitive and economically healthy, U.S. leaders must communicate to the world that our country continues to welcome international visitors, and implement policies that facilitate secure travel to America. This decline cost the U.S. economy $109 billion in total output and 210,000 jobs in 2018. 

4.353988
1.339679
Why We Must Protect Open Skies Agreements

America's Open Skies agreements with 100 countries worldwide have been a cornerstone of aviation policy for decades--and they're critical to America's efforts to regrow our share of the expanding international travel market. Open Skies agreements are also a powerhouse for U.S. manufacturing jobs. For example: Per Boeing estimates, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways have placed nearly 530 orders for Boeing planes, orders that could have easily gone to Airbus or another foreign manufacturer. If the elimination of the gulf carriers service to the U.S. reduced their current international passengers by 20 percent, this decline would cost the U.S. economy more than $3 billion in total output and 21,000 jobs.

 
0.119835
0.133968