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Total International Travel Spending to and from the U.S. 1996-2006
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U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM BALANCE OF TRADE
RECEIPTS (EXPORTS) AND PAYMENTS (IMPORTS)
1996-2006
RECEIPTS (EXPORTS)
  1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003r 2004r 2005r 2006r
                       
TOTAL ($Mil) $90,231 $94,294 $91,423 $94,586 $103,087 $89,819 $83,651 $80,250 $93,397 $102,769 $107,881
% Change 114% 5% -3% 3% 9% -13% -7% -4% 16% 10% 5%
TRAVEL                      
($Mil) $69,809 $73,426 $71,325 $74,801 $82,400 $71,893 $66,605 $64,359 $74,546 $81,799 $85,694
% Change 99% 5% -3% 5% 10% -13% -7% -3% 16% 10% 5%
PASSENGER                      
FARES ($Mil) $20,422 $20,868 $20,098 $19,785 $20,687 $17,926 $17,046 $15,891 $18,851 $20,970 $22,187
% Change 456% 2% -4% -2% 5% -13% -5% -7% 19% 11% 6%
PAYMENTS (IMPORTS)
  1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003r 2004r 2005r 2006r
                       
TOTAL ($Mil) $63,887 $70,189 $76,454 $80,278 $88,979 $82,833 $78,684 $78,436 $90,468 $95,119 $99,532
% Change 18% 10% 9% 5% 11% -7% -5% 0% 15% 5% 5%
TRAVEL                      
($Mil) $48,078 $52,051 $56,483 $58,963 $64,705 $60,200 $58,715 $57,447 $65,750 $68,970 $72,029
% Change 14% 8% 9% 4% 10% -7% -2% -2% 14% 5% 4%
PASSENGER                      
FARES ($Mil) $15,809 $18,138 $19,971 $21,315 $24,274 $22,633 $19,969 $20,989 $24,718 $26,149 $27,503
% Change 92% 15% 10% 7% 14% -7% -12% 5% 18% 6% 5%
BALANCE OF TRADE
  1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003r 2004r 2005r 2006r
BALANCE OF TRADE                      
($Mil) $26,344 $24,105 $14,969 $14,308 $14,108 $6,986 $4,967 $1,814 $2,929 $7,650 $8,349

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries from the Bureau of Economic Analysis
r = revised; as of June 15, 2007.