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January 25, 2013
United States Travel and Tourism Exports: November 2012
Year-to-Date U.S. Travel and Tourism Exports Already Exceed Annual Record
The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced that international visitors spent an estimated $14.1 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States during the month of November - nearly $1.3 billion more (10%) than was spent in November 2011.
International visitors have spent an estimated $153.8 billion on U.S. travel and tourism-related goods and services year to date (January through November), an increase of nearly 10 percent when compared to the same period last. In fact, U.S. travel and tourism exports through November have already exceeded the record-setting annual total from last year.
Americans ave spent more than $108.5 billion abroad year to date (up 8%) - resulting in a $45.2 billion balance of trade surplus for travel and tourism through November 2012.
The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating international travel and tourism statistics for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Statistical System. For more monthly travel and tourism-related trade data dating back to 1992, please visit: < http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/Monthly_Exports_Imports_Balance.xls >.