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Number of domestic leisure and business trips in the U.S. 2008-2024

U.S. travelers took 464 million domestic business trips in 2019. As estimated, domestic business travels in the U.S. dropped to 185 million in 2020 as a result of the travel restrictions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is forecast that the number of business trips will recover gradually during the following years, reaching 457 million by 2024.

International business travel in the United States

In 2019, the number of overseas business visitor arrivals in the United States decreased slightly over the previous year. Overall, the country recorded roughly 5.4 million arrivals by overseas business travelers. As the number of visitors decreased, so did the international business travel spending in the United States.

Business travel spending in the United States

As of 2019, the U.S. was the G20 member country with the highest business travel spending. In that year, domestic and international expenditure on business tourism in the United Sates amounted to about 354 billion U.S. dollars. Overall, the direct spending on business travel in the U.S. increased gradually from 2013 to 2019.

Number of domestic business and leisure trips in the United States from 2008 to 2019, with a forecast until 2024

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Release date

November 2020


United States

Survey time period

2008 to 2019

Special properties

trips of 50 miles or more, one way, away from home or including one or more nights away from home.

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*Projected figures for 2020 through 2024.

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