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U.S. Citizen International Travel up 11 Percent in February 2016

May 19, 2016 Statistics & Trends No Comments Email Email

February 2016/2015 YTD Comparisons

U.S. travel to overseas markets (1) totaled 4.5 million, up nine percent
Regional results were:


  • Europe, 1.16 million travelers, up seven percent
  • Caribbean, 1.23 million travelers, up five percent
  • Asia, 786,000 travelers, up 10 percent
  • Central America, 519,000 travelers, up 14 percent
  • Middle East, 331,000 travelers, up 11 percent
  • South America, 314,000 travelers, up 19 percent
  • Oceania, 131,000 travelers, up eight percent
  • Africa, 49,000 travelers, up nine percent

U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 6.0 million, up 11 percent.

  • Mexico, 4.9 million travelers, up 10 percent; air travel (1.46 million) was up 15 percent. (‘Tourist’ long haul travel was up 16 percent in February, Border 1+ nights travel was up three percent for the month).
  • Canada, 1.14 million travelers, up 16 percent; air travel (420,000) up 19 percent

February 2016 YTD Market Share

U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 43 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.

    • Caribbean, a 12 percent share
    • Europe, a 11 percent share;
    • Asia, an eight percent share;
    • Central America, a five percent share;
    • South America, a three percent share;
    • Middle East, a three percent share;
    • Oceania, a one percent share, and
    • Africa, almost a one percent share

North American markets received 57 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.

    • U.S. travel to Mexico, 46 percent share; and
    • Canada, 11 percent share.

For detailed information and data tables please visit:

In 2011 NTTO began to report U.S. outbound travel monthly by all modes, expanding beyond air-only traffic. Total departure travel, inclusive of all modes, to Canada and Mexico is reported in addition to the air-only subtotals. The timing of this report is dependent on receipt of aggregate data from Stats Canada and Banco de Mexico.

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