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U.S. Citizen International Travel up Eight Percent in February 2015

April 30, 2015 Destination North America No Comments Print Print Email Email

February 2015/2014 YTD Comparisons


U.S. travel to overseas markets (1) totaled 4.2 million, up six percent

Regional results were:

  • Europe, 1.09 million travelers, up one percent
  • Caribbean, 1.17 million travelers, up 12 percent
  • Asia, 718,000 travelers, up four percent
  • Central America, 454,000 travelers, up two percent
  • South America, 265,000 travelers, flat
  • Middle East, 279,000 travelers, up 15 percent
  • Oceania, 121,000 travelers, up six percent
  • Africa, 45,000 travelers, up one percent

U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 5.4 million, up 12 percent.

  • Mexico, 4.4 million travelers, up 14 percent; air travel (1.27 million) was up 10 percent. (Border travelers, 1+ nights, were up 18 percent)
  • Canada, 983,000 travelers, up five percent; air travel (351,000) up seven percent (Note: Stats Canada revised 2013-2014 data)

February 2015 YTD Market Share

U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 44 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.

  • Europe, a 11 percent share;
  • Caribbean, a 12 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 56 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.

  • U.S. travel to Mexico, 46 percent share; and
  • Canada, 10 percent share.

For detailed information and data tables please visit: http://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2015-O-001/index.html

In 2011 OTTI 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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