The Impact of Student Motorcoach Tourism in 2012: A Report on the Size and Activity of the Student Motorcoach Tourism Industry in the United States in 2012

Source: American Bus Association Foundation, February 13, 2013

The Impact of Student Motorcoach Tourism, produced by John Dunham & Associates (JDA) on behalf of the American Bus Association Foundation, estimates the size and scope of the student motor coach tourism industry in 2012. Student tourism in the United States represent s 3 0 .1 percent of motorcoach tourism encompassing 89.4 million passenger trips. 1 The economic impact analysis shows that in the United States , student motorcoach tourism supports 302, 300 jobs paying $ 11.9 billion in wages, and produces an economic output of $31.3 billion. … For the purposes of this report, the ABA Foundation defined student motorcoach tourism as those firms primarily engaged in transportation of students 18 years old and under by motorcoach for the purposes of tourism, and those firms which provide accommodations, food, entertainment and retail opportunities to the students carried on the motorcoaches…