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Office of Travel & Tourism Industries
US citizen international travel down nearly two percent in February 2013
Apr 25, 2013
According to the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, U.S. travel to overseas markets totaled 1.82 million, down three percent in February.
Regional results were:
Europe, 481,000 travelers, down three percent
Caribbean, 512,000 travelers, down five percent
Asia, 298,000 travelers, down six percent
Central America, 203,000 travelers, flat
South America, 139,000 travelers, flat
Middle East, 109,000 travelers, up four percent
Oceania, 57,000 travelers, up six percent
Africa, 23,000 travelers, up four percent
Overseas travel was down one percent year-to-date.
U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 2.18 million, down one percent from February 2012.
Mexico, 1.7 million travelers, flat; however, air travel (530,000) was up one percent
Canada, 526,000 travelers, down two percent; air travel (189,000) also down two percent
Travel to Canada and Mexico was flat year-to-date.
February 2013 Market Share
U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 46 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.
Europe, a 13 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 54 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.
U.S. travel to Mexico a 42 percent share; and
Canada almost a 12 percent share.