The Travel Effect

Did you know that travel is big business for San Antonio? San Antonio hosts some 37 million visitors a year, which in turn creates an annual influx of $15.2 billion to the local economy.

Did you also know that travel is one of the top 5 industries in San Antonio, providing more than 140,188 local jobs? Travel is serving San Antonio in more ways than you may realize. It is called the San Antonio Travel Effect, and it is responsible for creating jobs, stimulating business development, funding city projects and enriching the culture and vibrancy of San Antonio.

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The San Antonio Travel Effect

The San Antonio Travel Effect
  • The travel and tourism industry is one of five leading industries in San Antonio.
  • Travel supports more than 140,188 jobs in San Antonio – meaning that one in every seven jobs in San Antonio depends on travel and tourism.
  • Travel contributes more than $213.7 million in taxes and fees to the City of San Antonio and more than $419 million to all local governments combined, which helps to fund river improvements, amateur sports facilities, community arenas, cultural arts and historic preservation.Line

The travel and tourism industry is a vital and expanding part of the San Antonio economy. See San Antonio’s Hospitality Industry Economic Impact Study

Additionally, this industry gives back to the community. See how the travel & tourism industry generates $5.7 million in charitable giving

Travel and tourism is also a leading industry nationally. In 2018, travel generated $2.5 trillion for the U.S. economy, supporting 15.7 million American jobs.
Read more on the U.S. Travel Effect.

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