About This Statistic
This statistic displays annual revenue figures of tourism in the United States from 2009 to 2014. In 2009, the revenue of tourism in the U.S. ranged at about 770 billion U.S. dollars.
Additional information on the tourism industry of the United States
While many industries in the United States suffered in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the tourism industry managed to progressively increase the volume of revenue. This increase amounted to a nearly 25 percent increase in annual revenue from 2009 to 2014. However, the weaker United States dollar during this period made travel to the United States more affordable and thus the industry may face more competition from alternative destinations as the dollar gains in value. That said, current projections suggest that the volume of tourists visiting the United States will continue to grow.
The increase in tourism revenues is in part due to the increased financial strength of China´s growing middle class. Increases in international travel by citizens of the world´s most populous country have seen increasing inflows of tourists for a number of countries including America. China is now the 6th largest supplier of international tourists to the United States. The top three is dominated by America´s border neighbors and the United Kingdom.
The diversity afforded to tourists who holiday in United States makes it an attractive destination for international visitors. New York City and Miami are the most prominent arrival points for international visitors, both offering different holiday experiences. New York´s relative proximity to Europe, particularly the United Kingdom, is also an explanation for it being the leading international hub.