TOURISM is a HUGE industry in the United States of America. Look over the numbers below and just imagine how much the SHOWMETRAIN system will increase these numbers with the ability to travel over America on High Speed Rail.
Build the SHOWMETRAIN and go see the GRAND CANYON
Additional travel data from 2016
Overseas arrivals represent 50 percent of all international arrivals, yet account for 85.3 percent of total international travel spending.
Top leisure travel activities for these visitors are; shopping, sightseeing, fine dining, national parks and monuments, and amusement and theme parks.
Direct spending by resident and international travelers in the U.S. averaged $2.8 billion a day, $118.2 million dollars an hour,$2.0 million dollars a minute, and $32,800.00 each second.
2017 TRAVEL and TOURISM INDUSTRY
$1,036B: Total domestic and Int’l inbound travelers spending in U.S. generated a total of $2.4 trillion in economic output
15.6 Million Jobs supported by travel expenditures. 8.8 million directly and 6.8 million indirectly
$258.8 Billion in wages shared over the 8.8 million jobs directly employed by Travel Jobs
$164.8 Billion in TAX Revenue from the above 8.8 million jobs to Federal, State, and Local Governments
2.7 Percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) attributed to travel and tourism
1 out 9 U.S. Jobs is dependent on the Travel and Tourism Industry
Small Businesses – 83 percent of travel companies are considered small businesses as of 2015
75.9 million Passenger arrivals in the United States of America
Data above for 2017 unless otherwise noted and our source is www.ustravel.org and US Department of Commerce