International Visitor Arrivals to the U.S. by Region of Residency
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January - December 2005 vs. 2004, with percentage change
Region / Country of Residence 2005p Arrivals TOTAL 2004 Arrivals TOTAL 2005/2004 % Change
TOTAL ALL COUNTRIES1 49,401,528 46,084,257 7%
NORTH AMERICA2 27,723,000 25,762,000 8%
CANADA3 14,865,000 13,856,000 7%
     Canada Air4 5,125,000 4,583,000 12%
MEXICO3 12,858,000 11,906,000 8%
     Mexico Air5 1,668,432 1,439,971 16%
OVERSEAS6 21,678,528 20,322,257 7%
EUROPE 10,312,636 9,685,918 6%
WESTERN EUROPE 9,879,934 9,305,859 6%
ASIA 6,198,087 5,801,834 7%
SOUTH AMERICA 1,820,315 1,645,342 11%
CARIBBEAN 1,134,886 1,094,908 4%
OCEANIA 736,840 659,753 12%
CENTRAL AMERICA 696,207 691,580 1%
MIDDLE EAST 527,361 502,170 5%
EASTERN EUROPE 432,702 380,059 14%
AFRICA 252,196 240,752 5%

Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel & Tourism Industries;
Statistics Canada (Canada); Banco de Mexico/Secretaria de Turismo (Mexico)

p = preliminary estimate subject to revision.

1Total All Countries is the sum of Canada, Mexico, and Overseas countries.

2North America includes Canada and Mexico only.

3The Canada and Mexico arrival estimates are based on survey research, rounded to the nearest thousand,
and subject to revision.

4The Canada air traveler estimates are based on Statistics Canada traveler measurement systems.

5Mexico air traveler data are based on the Department of Homeland Securities I-94 form.

6Overseas includes arrivals from all countries except Canada and Mexico.

Released: March 2006