The Impact of Travel on State Economies (ITSE) describes the importance of the U.S. travel industry to the U.S. economy. Travel economic impact statistics presented in the report include:

  • Total travel expenditures
  • Travel-generated employment
  • Travel-generated payroll
  • Travel-generated tax revenue at the national, state, and local levels

Data is provided for the nation, each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The travel industry comprises components of a number of industries, including transportation, lodging, foodservices, entertainment and retail. This report clearly demonstrates that travel is one of the United States’ largest industries and employers.