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Travel Trends Index: International Inbound Travel Growth Projected to Fizzle in First Half of 2019

U.S. Travel Association | January 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (January 8, 2019)—Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.0 percent year-over-year in November, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 107th straight month of overall expansion. But the growth of both international and domestic travel are projected to decelerate in the first few months of 2019, owing to a number of worrying trends. Though international inbound travel grew 3.8 percent year-over-year in November—higher than the sluggish 2.4 percent figure for October—the Leading Travel Index (LTI) projects growth in that segment to slow to ...

U.S. Travel to International Destinations Increased Nine Percent in 2017

September 10, 2018

The U.S. resident outbound market reached record 87.7 million travelers in 2017, up nine percent from 2016. The 'outbound' market has been strong since 2014 (see graph, above). Travel to overseas countries (38.3. million, a record) increased nine percent. Travel to Mexico (35.1 million), singly the largest outbound market (market share 40 percent), was up 12 percent and set a record. Travel to Canada (14.3 million) was up three percent. The top overseas regions were Europe, up 15 percent, and the Caribbean, up 10 percent. The top overseas countries visited by U.S. residents in 2017 were the United Kingdom (3.8 million), Dominican Republ...

U.S. Citizen International Travel Up Nine Percent in September 2017, 10 Percent YTD

December 18, 2017

U.S. citizen outbound totaled 6.84 million travelers for the month and 66.7 million YTD Travel to Overseas Up Seven Percent, Mexico 16 Percent and Canada Three Percent -September September 2017/2016 Comparisons(1) U.S. travel to overseas markets totaled 2.95 million, up seven percent in September and 10 percent for the year (29.6 million). Regional results for the month were as follows: Europe, 1.676 million travelers, up 17 percent Caribbean, 357,000 travelers, down 15 percent Asia, 420,000 travelers, up four percent Middle East, 158,000 travelers, up two percent Central America, 147,000 travelers, up one percent South America, ...

U.S. Travel to International Destinations Increased Eight Percent in 2016

December 12, 2017

The U.S. resident outbound market totaled a record 80.2 million in 2016, up eight percent from 2015. This is the fifth straight year of increases in U.S. travel abroad, with significant growth occurring in the last three years. Travel to overseas countries (35.1 million) increased seven percent; also setting a record (overseas includes all countries except Canada & Mexico).The top two destinations for U.S. international travelers were Mexico and Canada. Travel to Mexico (31.2 million), more than twice the size of the next largest outbound market, was up nine percent, marking a new record for the fourth straight year. Mexico now hold...

What 2017 Fall Trends Tell US Hoteliers About Traveler Behavior

Lenka Trckova | September 25, 2017

By Lenka Trckova Dazzling fall foliage, crisp air, and a pile of harvested goodies kick off one of the best times of the year to travel. There are good reasons why millions of travelers visit the US during fall: summer crowds dissipate and the best local experiences in many destinations are ready to shine. Before leaf-changing season kicks into full swing, check out our fall travel trends that reveal interesting insights into traveler search behavior. Our data* tells us where travelers to the US are coming from and what cities they're going to and compares their search behavior with those traveling domestically. Where do visitors to the...

International Visitors Injected $21 Billion Into the U.S. Economy in March

NTTO | May 15, 2017

WASHINGTON - The National Travel and Tourism Office today announced that international visitors spent $21.0 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States in March. Year-to-date tourism exports totaled a record-setting $63.0 billion for the first three months of 2017, an increase of more than 2 percent ($1.5 billion) when compared to the same period in 2016. Monthly Summary Travel Receipts: Purchases of travel and tourism-related goods and services by international visitors traveling in the United States totaled $13 billion during March, an increase of one percent when compared to March 2016. These good...

Travel Trends Index: International Travel Unexpectedly Strong to Start 2017

U.S. Travel Association | April 4, 2017

WASHINGTON (April 4, 2017)—International travel again defied growth expectations in February 2017, according to the U.S. Travel Association's Travel Trends Index (TTI)—but U.S. Travel economists still warn of a drop-off in international travel going forward. International travel data from February shows that international travel to the U.S. actually grew faster than domestic travel that month. The February data is notable because it captures the first full month after President Trump's initial executive order on visas and immigration, issued January 27. However, U.S. Travel economists stress that because internationa...

International Visitors Spending $672 Million a Day Experiencing America

NTTO | March 23, 2017

WASHINGTON -The National Travel and Tourism Office today announced that international visitors spent more than $20.8 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States in January, an increase of one percent ($220 million) when compared to January 2016. International visitors spent $246.0 billion on U.S. travel and tourism-related goods and services in 2016, an ever-so-slight decrease (0.10%) when compared to record-setting levels of spending in 2015; conversely, Americans have spent an estimated $158.9 billion abroad, yielding a balance of trade surplus of nearly $87.1 billion for the year. Monthly Summary ...

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