The United States is one of the most visited countries in the world. In 2018, it was ranked the 4th most visited country globally after recording approximately 45 million tourists. Over seven cities in the county are listed among the top 100 most visited destinations in the world.
These cities include New York, which in 2019 was ranked 14th worldwide and was visited by about 14.01 million tourists that year. Other cities are Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Honolulu. The most popular activities when tourists visit New York City include visiting the York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ellis Island, Broadway show, and a few other tourist destinations in the city. Florida is known for its warm, sunny destinations.
Tourism, travel, hotel and accommodation are significant drivers of the US economy, providing one in ten jobs in the nation. In 2019, 15.8 million individuals were employed in this sector. The undertakings of hotels and spending on accommodation report 4.5 direct jobs, with about 8 million jobs in the country. The average total labour income from Hotels is about USD 355 billion, which generates almost USD 170 billion in local, state and federal taxes. The real consumer spending on accommodations has been increasing in the country until the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, although the hotel and tourism sector is gradually peaking up.