Hotels power America’s economy and are an integral part of the communities we serve – with hotel and lodging businesses of all sizes serving as local mainstays across the nation, investing in the communities they serve, growing jobs, and driving consumer demand.

Hospitality Fast Facts:

Hotel and lodging businesses are mainstays in communities from coast to coast, and proudly invest in their local communities. As employers, taxpayers and neighbors, hoteliers are proud to be an integral part of communities across America, and we are committed to strengthening and growing them together. Hotels generate $186 billion in federal, state and local taxes, and guests spend $278 billion on transportation, dining, shopping and other activities at local businesses during their stays.

Hotels generate $186 billion in federal, state, and local taxes

Guests spend $278 billion on transportation, dining, shopping and other activities at local businesses during their stays.

Supporting more than 1 in 25 American jobs, totaling 8.3 million jobs and generating $395 billion in annual labor income.

A typical hotel supports more than 250 local jobs.

 

 

Sixty-one percent of hotels – more than 33,000 properties – are small businesses.

 

Consumer demand for lodging is higher than ever, surpassing 1.3 billion occupied room nights per year – supporting more than $1.1 trillion in sales annually.