US citizen international travel down four percent
WASHINGTON, DC - US citizen outbound travel totaled 4.4 million travelers for the month and 17.7 million YTD. Year-to-date travel was down one percent.
April 2013/2012 Comparisons
U.S. travel to overseas markets(1) totaled 2.2 million, down two percent in April and flat for the year.
Regional results were:
Europe, 815,000 travelers, down two percent
Caribbean, 545,000 travelers, down six percent
Asia, 353,000 travelers, down three percent
Central America, 180,000 travelers, up one percent
South America, 125,000 travelers, flat
Middle East, 119,000 travelers, up six percent
Oceania, 41,000 travelers, up nine percent
Africa, 25,000 travelers, down four percent
U.S. travel to other North American markets totaled 2.23 million, down five percent compared to April 2012.
Mexico, 1.6 million travelers, down three percent; however, air travel (495,000) was up five percent
Canada, 647,000 travelers, down 10 percent; air travel (240,000) was down one percent
Travel to Canada and Mexico was down one percent for the year.
April 2013 YTD Market Share
U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 48 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.
Europe, a 15 percent share;
Caribbean, a 13 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 52 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.
U.S. travel to Mexico a 39 percent share; and
Canada a 13 percent share.