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U.S. Travel to International Destinations Increased 11 Percent in 2014

August 1, 2015 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

The U.S. resident outbound market totaled 68.1 million in 2014, up 11 percent from 2013. Travel to overseas regions (30.8 million) increased six percent, to Canada (11.5 million) up less than one percent and travel to Mexico (25.9 million), the largest outbound market, was up 24 percent.The top five overseas destination countries visited by U.S. residents in 2014 were: the United Kingdom (2.8 million), the Dominican Republic (2.7 million), France (2.1 million), Italy (1.9 million) and Germany (1.9 million). Seven of the top 10 overseas destinations visited by U.S. travelers posted increases in 2014 compared to the previous year.

U.S. International Travelers
Source: National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce

A new questionnaire was fielded in 2012 which provided additional passenger attributes. With the release of the 2014 data, year-over-year comparisons are enhanced. Overall, there are 40 variables available on the U.S. outbound travelers.

On the NTTO website, there are: A detailed analysis, six profiles (regional and sector), monthly air traffic, spending and visitation trends for U.S. outbound traveler at: http://travel.trade.gov/outreachpages/outbound.general_information.outbound_overview.html

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