ON THE NATION:
7.7 million direct travel generated jobs
$855.4 billion in direct travel related expenditures including domestic and international travelers
$128.8 billion in tax revenue for local, state and federal governments
Source: Travel Industry Association (Now the U.S. Travel Association): Travel and Tourism Works for America August 2013.
FOR THE COMMONWEALTH (2009):
Tourism generates approximately $17.7 billion annually by U.S. resident travelers in Virginia
Tourism accounts for 204,480 jobs in Virginia associated with $4.32 billion in salaries and payroll
Travel and tourism generates $1.2 billion annually in state and local taxes
Source: Virginia Tourism Corporation Stats 2009.