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U.S. Citizen International Travel up Ten Percent in January 2016

April 30, 2016 Statistics & Trends No Comments Email Email

January 2016/2015 Comparisons

U.S. travel to overseas markets (1) totaled 2.3 million, up nine percent in January.
Regional results were:


  • Europe, 615,000 travelers, up five percent
  • Caribbean, 589,000 travelers, up five percent
  • Asia, 434,000 travelers, up 11 percent
  • Central America, 259,000 travelers, up 16 percent
  • Middle East, 178,000 travelers, up 10 percent
  • South America, 154,000 travelers, up 19 percent
  • Oceania, 58,000 travelers, up nine percent
  • Africa, 27,000 travelers, up six percent

U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 3.0 million, up 10 percent in January.

  • Mexico, 2.489 million travelers, up 11 percent; air travel (704,000) was up 15 percent. ‘Tourist’ travels up 14 percent and ‘Border 1+ nights’ up seven percent.
  • Canada, 526,000 travelers, up 10 percent; air travel (193,000) up 12 percent

January 2016 Market Share

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

    • Europe, a 12 percent share;
    • Caribbean, an 11 percent share;
    • Asia, an eight percent share;
    • Central America, a five percent share;
    • Middle East, a three percent share;
    • South America, 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, up one percentage point from January 2015.

    • U.S. travel to Mexico a 47 percent share; and
    • Canada a 10 percent share.

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