US international visitation up six percent

WASHINGTON, DC - The US Department of Commerce today announced that 5.1 million international visitors traveled to the United States in January 2014, a six percent increase over January 2013.

US international visitation up six percent

WASHINGTON, DC – The US Department of Commerce today announced that 5.1 million international visitors traveled to the United States in January 2014, a six percent increase over January 2013.

In January 2014, the top inbound markets continued to be Canada and Mexico. Non-resident visits from Canada were flat while visits from Mexico increased eight percent. Japan (-3%), the People’s Republic of China (33%), and Brazil (2%) rounded out the top five.

Of the nine(1) major overseas regional markets, eight regions recorded increases in non-resident visits to the United States in January 2014. Four of these regions posted double-digit increases.

Highlights

Top 10 Countries

In January 2014, nine of the top 10 countries posted increases in non-resident visits.

Non-resident visitation from three of the top 10 countries registered double-digit increases.
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Top 10 Countries

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Country of Residence % Change January
2014 vs. 2013
Canada 0%
Mexico 8%
Japan -3%
People’s Republic of China (EXCL HK) 33%
Brazil 2%
United Kingdom 3%
South Kores 10%
Germany 4%
Australia 3%
Argentina 11%

Non-Resident Visits from Overseas Countries

In January 2014, non-resident visits from overseas countries (2.3 million) were up nine percent over January 2013, accounting for 45 percent of total international visits to the United States.

Top Ports: January 2014

In January 2014, visitation through the top 15 ports of entry accounted for 86 percent of all overseas visits-the same as last year. The top three ports (Miami, New York and Los Angeles) accounted for 41 percent of all overseas arrivals-the same as last year. Thirteen of the top 15 ports recorded increases in arrivals in January 2014. Eleven of these ports recorded double-digit increases.

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