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 the communities in which they operate. Hotels generate $167 billion in federal, state, and local taxes, and guests spend $238 billion on transportation, dining, shopping and other activities at local businesses during their stays. America’s hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts are responsible for supporting millions of jobs, both on site at hotels and throughout the communities in which they operate.

Hotels generate $167 billion in federal, state, and local taxes

Guests spend $238 billion on transportation, dining, shopping and other activities at local businesses during their stays.

Supporting eight million jobs totaling $355 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 1.1 billion occupied room nights per year – supporting more than $1.1 trillion in sales annually.