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U.S. Citizen International Travel up Nine Percent in September 2016, Eight Percent YTD

December 6, 2016 Statistics & Trends No Comments Email Email

September 2016/2015 Comparisons(1)

U.S. travel to overseas markets totaled 2.8 million, up six percent in September and seven percent for the year (27.0 million). Regional results for the month were as follows:

  • Europe, 1.438 million travelers, up six percent
  • Caribbean, 417,000 travelers, up three percent
  • Asia, 405,000 travelers, up 13 percent
  • Middle East, 155,000 travelers, up four percent
  • Central America, 146,000 travelers, up 11 percent
  • South America, 129,000 travelers, flat
  • Oceania, 48,000 travelers, up 13 percent
  • Africa, 29,000 travelers, flat

U.S. travel to other North American markets totaled 3.5 million and was up 11 percent compared to September 2015. Travel to Canada and Mexico for the year (33.9 million) was up nine percent.

  • Mexico, 2.1 million travelers, up nine percent in September. Air travel (450,000) was up 11 percent. Border 1+ nights up seven percent and ‘Tourist’ (longer haul) travel up 12 percent.
  • Canada, 1.4 million travelers, up 13 percent. Air travel (452,000) up 32 percent

September 2016 YTD Market Share

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

    • Europe, a 18 percent share;
    • Caribbean, an 10 percent share;
    • Asia, a six percent share;
    • Central America, a four percent share;
    • South America, a three percent share;
    • Middle East, a three percent share;
    • Oceania, a one percent share, and
    • Africa, almost one percent share

North American markets received almost 56 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.

    • U.S. travel to Mexico a 37 percent share; and
    • Canada an 18 percent share.

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