Economic Impact

Motorcoach travel and tourism generates as many as 1.4 million jobs in communities across the United States, paying over $62 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 Congressional District

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

County and City

Visit an interactive U.S. map developed by the American Bus Association Foundation (ABAF) to show the local economic impact of group travel and tourism in counties and select cities across the United States. ABA membership is required to view these reports. 

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.