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Economic Impact

Motorcoach travel and tourism generates as many as 1.98 million jobs in communities across the United States, paying over $86.4 billion in wages and benefits. You can learn more about the economic impact of the motorcoach industry from the research studies below.

National, State, and County

Visit an interactive U.S. map developed by the American Bus Association Foundation (ABAF) to show the economic impact of the group travel and tourism industry in every state and congressional district.

Regional Studies

In addition to the ABAF’s national impact study, local Convention and Visitors Bureaus have created independent data about specific regions, for specific cities and regions:

Student Motorcoach Tourism

The Impact of Student Motorcoach Tourism estimates the size and scope of the student motorcoach tourism industry in 2012.

The American Bus Association serves a thriving industry that provides nearly 600 million passenger trips annually on charters, tours, scheduled service, and shuttles. Membership in ABA includes motorcoach operators, tour operators, tourism-related organizations, and products and service suppliers.

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