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International Visitation down Eight Percent in April 2016(R)

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The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that 6.0 million international visitors(1)(2) traveled to the United States in April 2016, down eight percent (-8.1%) from April 2015.http://www.rembrandtbkk.com/

In April 2016 the top inbound markets continued to be Canada and Mexico. Non-resident visits from Canada declined 16 percent while visits from Mexico decreased four percent. The United Kingdom (-11%), Japan (-4%) and France (-9%) rounded out the top five. Four of the top inbound overseas regional markets(3)posted increases in non-resident visits in April 2016, with Western Europe, South America, Oceania, the Caribbean, and Africa posting declines.

For the first four months of 2016, international visits (22.5 million) were down two percent

(-2.2%) when compared to the same period in 2015.

HIGHLIGHTS

Top 10 Countries

  • In April 2016 two of the top 10 countries posted increases in non-resident visits.
  • During the first four months of 2016, five of the top 10 countries (sort based on April 2016) posted increases in non-resident visits to the United States.

Top 10 Countries (Sort based on April 2016)

% Change April % Change YTD April
Country of Residence 2016 vs. 2015 2016 vs. 2015
Canada -16 -14
Mexico -4 4
United Kingdom -11 3
Japan -4 -1
France -9 -4
People’s Republic of China (excluding Hong Kong) 15 18
Germany -15 -7
South Korea 3 13
Brazil -25 -25
Australia -2 2


Non-Resident Visits from Overseas(4) Countries

  • In April 2016 non-resident visits from overseas countries (2.9 million) were down five percent over April 2015, accounting for 48 percent of total international visits to the United States.
    • During the first four months of 2016, non-resident visits from overseas countries (10.8 million) were up two percent compared to the same period of 2015, accounting for 48 percent of total international visits.

Top Ports: Year to Date April 2016

  • Visitation through the top 15 ports of entry accounted for 86 percent of all overseas visits, slightly higher than last year.
  • The top three ports (New York JFK, Miami, and Los Angeles) accounted for 42 percent of all overseas arrivals, the same as last year.
  • Ten of the top 15 ports posted single-digit increases in arrivals. Two ports posted double-digit increases.

Pleasure Travel vs. Business Travel: Year to Date April 2016

  • Of the top 20 overseas countries with visits to the United States, more than 90 percent of the visits recorded from Argentina (94%) and Ecuador (94%) represented pleasure travel to the United States. On the contrary, 25 percent or more of the visits recorded from the Netherlands (29%), Germany (28%), and India (25%) represented business travel to the United States.
  • Of all overseas non-resident visits to the United States, 78.6 percent represented pleasure travel and 16.5 percent represented business travel.

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