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U.S. Travel and Tourism Report Highlights 2011 Increased Spending of
International Visitors to the U.S. by 14% when Compared  to 2010

Previous Spending Record Set in 2008 Broken by $11.6 Billion

June 6, 2012 - In 2011 international visitors spent a record-breaking $153.0 billion on U.S. travel and tourism-related goods and services, an increase of 14 percent when compared to 2010. The previous record of $141.4 billion was set back in 2008 before the onset of the global economic slowdown.

Americans spent more than $110.2 billion traveling abroad last year (up 7%) - resulting in a $42.8 billion trade surplus for travel and tourism for 2011 - a 35 percent more favorable balance of trade than 2010 and the largest trade gap in history for U.S. travel and tourism.

The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries recently released the follow spending-related data:

United States Travel and Tourism Exports, Imports, and the Balance of Trade report for 2011
http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/2011_International_Visitor_Spending.pdf

Top 10 International Markets: Visitation and Spending report for 2011
http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/pdf/2011-Top-10-Markets.pdf

Monthly Visitor Spending (Exports/Imports/Balance) in Excel for 2011
http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/Monthly_Exports_Imports_Balance.xls

Annual Visitor Spending (1960-2011) in Excel
http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/Annual_Exports_Imports_Balance.xls

U.S. Travel and Tourism Balance of Trade: 2002 - 2011 (All Countries)
http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/2002-2011.pdf

2011 Travel and Tourism Fact Sheet
http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/Fast_Facts.pdf

10-Year Travel and Tourism-Related Spending Timelines for the following regions/countries:

Regions:
Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, European Union, Latin America, Middle East, Overseas,  and South-Central America

Countries:
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and Venezuela

To view these annual timelines, please visit: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/research/reports/recpay/index.html

The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating international travel and tourism statistics for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Statistical System.

For more travel and tourism-related trade data dating as far back as 1960, please visit: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/research/reports/recpay/index.html.
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Contact:

U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI)
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 1003
Washington, DC 20230
(202) 482-3809
Website: www.tinet.ita.doc.gov
Email: Tinet_info@ita.doc.gov




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