The most recent analysis from the World Journey & Tourism Council (WTTC) reveals the US tourism sector might expertise year-over-year development of 36 per cent in 2021.
It is a considerably sooner enchancment than the general international tourism restoration.
The outlook is much more rosy for 2022, with the journey sector in the US anticipated to develop by one other 28 per cent, reaching almost $2 trillion of the US economic system for a contribution exceeding pre-pandemic ranges.
By comparability, in 2019, the US tourism sector’s contribution to GDP represented almost $1.9 trillion.
“Our analysis exhibits that whereas the worldwide tourism sector is slowly starting to recuperate, the US is recovering sooner than many different areas,” mentioned Julia Simpson, WTTC chief govt.
“Final 12 months, the pandemic decimated greater than 5 million tourism jobs throughout the US; nonetheless, as a consequence of a predicted rise in worldwide and home spend this 12 months and subsequent, each jobs and GDP are on the rise.”
Simpson added: “The US opening its borders and easing restrictions to main supply markets such because the UK and the EU will present a large increase to economies on each side of the Atlantic.
“Nonetheless, the long-term restoration of the sector in the US and world wide is dependent upon the US border remaining open to worldwide guests and making journey simpler.”