News for the Hospitality Executive
|April 7, 2010
Department of Commerce today announced that 3.4 million international
traveled to the United States in January 2010, an increase of 10
January 2009. January 2010 marks the fourth straight month of increases
International visitors spent $10.3 billion in January 2010, three percent less than in January 2009. January 2010 marks the fifteenth consecutive month in which the U.S. travel and tourism-related exports were lower than when compared to the same period of the previous year.
Top 20 Countries
In January 2010, 17 of the top 20 countries posted increases in visitation to the United States. Visitation from nine of the top 20 countries registered double-digit increases: Canada, Brazil, South Korea, the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong, Australia, Argentina, Spain, Colombia and Switzerland.
January 2010 International Arrivals to United States
In January 2009, visitation through the top 15 ports of entry accounted for 86 percent of all overseas visits, one percentage point lower than last year. The top three ports (Miami, New York JFK, and Los Angeles) accounted for 40 percent of all overseas arrivals, about the same as in January 2009. Twelve of the top 15 ports posted increases in arrivals in January 2010. Five of these ports posted double-digit increases. This upturn in the total of overseas arrivals reverses the majority of the declines registered in January 2009.
Manufacturing and Services’ Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) collects, analyzes and disseminates international travel and tourism statistics from the U.S. Travel and Tourism Statistical System. OTTI produces visitation data tables, including a business and pleasure arrivals rate of change analysis and a more detailed region, country and port analyses. To learn more, you are encouraged to visit: http://www.tinet.ita.doc.gov/view/m-2010-I-001/index.html.
U.S. Department of Commerce
Department of Commerce Reports that U.S. International Air Travel
Abroad Down 3% in 2009 / April 2010