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June 22, 2012
U.S. International Travel, April 2012 Year-to-Date, Up Five Percent
U.S. citizen outbound market totaled 17.8 million travelers for the first four months of 2012
April Year-to-Date (2012/2011) Comparisons
U.S. travel to overseas markets (1) reached 8.5 million, up 10 percent in the first four months. Regional results were:
U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 9.3 million, up almost two percent.
April 2012 Year-to Date Market Share
U.S. travel to overseas claimed 48 percent of all U.S. outbound international travel.
North American markets received 52 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.
Total U.S. outbound travel for the months of January, February and March were up two percent, 12 percent and eight percent, respectively. April was flat.
In 2011 OTTI began to report all mode U.S. outbound travel monthly, not just air-only traffic. Total travel (all modes) to Canada and Mexico is provided in addition to the air-only subtotals. The timing of this report is dependent on receipt of aggregate data from Stats Canada and Banco de Mexico.
For detail information and data tables please visit: http://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2012-O-001/index.html
Since the DHS I-92 (APIS) dataset contains all air arrivals data, in addition to air departures data, OTTI is reporting total air traffic as soon as it is available each month. See the April report issued on June 4: http://travel.trade.gov/tinews/archive/tinews2012/20120604.html
U.S. Department of Commerce
(1) Overseas markets reflect non-stop air-only data. A portion of the non-stop passenger traffic to Europe will not visit Europe, but will connect through one of Europe's airline hubs (LHR, AMS, FRA, CDG, MAD, etc.) to Africa and the Middle East. The adjustment to these regions, reflecting visitation (1+ nights), occurs after year-end data is compiled.