NES Travel and Tourism
Travel and tourism is a critical driver of economic growth and employment in the United States and integral to the nation’s unmatched cultural reach.
Supporting some 9.5 million American jobs through $1.9 trillion of economic activity, this U.S. industry is an engine of prosperity and opportunity in communities across the country, from our largest and most iconic cities to our national parks and national marine sanctuaries.
The travel and tourism sector was one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The sector’s recovery is encouraging, but more must be done to support the industry as it rebuilds to be more resilient, sustainable, and equitable.
The NES’ Travel and Tourism chapter overviews the Biden-Harris Administration’s National Travel and Tourism Strategy, launched last year, which established an overarching goal of increasing American jobs by attracting and welcoming 90 million international visitors, who will spend an estimated $279 billion annually, by 2027.
The chapter also highlights U.S. Government efforts to support not only the recovery of the volume—but also the value—of tourism.
National Travel and Tourism Strategy
The federal government implemented a new National Travel and Tourism Strategy to restore United States as a destination. The Strategy’s goal is to increase American jobs by attracting 90 million international visitors, who will spend an estimated $279 billion annually by 2027.