21 NOVEMBER 2011


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Article from BTNews 21 NOVEMBER 2011

US travel abroad declined 2% in 2010

According to figures issued by the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) the overall US outbound market totalled 60.3m person in 2010, down 2% compared to 2009.  Travel to overseas regions declined 6%, while travel to Mexico and Canada was up 3% and 1%, respectively.


The top five destination countries in 2010 for US visitors were: Mexico (20m), Canada (11.7m), United Kingdom (2.4m), Dominican Republic (1.8m), France and Italy (both 1.8m). Six of the top 10 destinations visited by US travellers posted increases in 2010.  China moved ahead of Japan as the most visited Asian country.


US travellers set records for travel to the Caribbean region and the countries of the Dominican Republic, Aruba, South Africa and Israel.  Spending by US residents travelling abroad totalled US$102.8bn, up 4% from 2009.  Spending within the foreign countries amounted to US$75.5bn, up 3%, and spending on air transportation, via foreign air carriers, came to US$27.3bn on in 2010, up 5%.  Top countries for US spending included Mexico (US$9.7bn), the United Kingdom (US$8bn), Canada (US$7bn), Germany (US$5.2bn), and Japan (US$4.6bn). www.tinet.ita.doc.gov

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