Travel Economic Impact Calculator

The Travel Economic Impact Calculator is an interactive tool that enables users to simulate the effects of changes in spending by travelers in each state.

Select a state and then select a change in traveler spending. The calculator will then estimate the statewide economic impact.

For reference, The Economic Impact of Travel to the U.S. (2015):

$128,900

Travel Spending

(millions)

963,700

Travel Employment

(jobs)

$30,900

Travel Payroll

(millions)

$9,200

Travel State & Local Taxes

(millions)

Select a state.

Use the slider to choose a specified increase or decrease in travel spending.

For reference: Historical Annual Growth Rates (2000-2015)

Low: -5.0%
Average: +3.3%
High: +8.2%
Most Recent (2014/2015): +4.2%

Annual Economic Impact of a +3.9% Change in Travel Spending

+$5,030

Travel Spending

(millions)

+37,590

Travel Employment

(jobs)

+$1,200

Travel Payroll

(millions)

+$360

Travel State & Local Taxes

(millions)

This change in state & local taxes could add the following number of public sector jobs

+5,270

Firefighters

or

+3,820

Police Officers

or

+4,960

Teachers

Source: U.S. Travel Association, U.S. Department of Labor