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September 17, 2014
U.S. Citizen International Travel Up 15 Percent in May 2014
U.S. Citizen Outbound Totaled 5.9 Million Travelers for the Month and 25.4 Million YTD
May 2014/2013 Comparisons
U.S. travel to overseas markets(1) totaled 2.91 million, up nine percent in May and up six percent for the year. Regional results were:
U.S. travel to other North American markets totaled 3.03 million, up 20 percent compared to May 2013.
Travel to Canada and Mexico was up 15 percent for the year.
May 2014 YTD Market Share
U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 47 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.
North American markets received 53 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.
(Note: Easter/Passover occurred later in 2014 (April 20) vs. March 31, 2013)
For detailed information and data tables please visit: https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2014-O-001/index.html
NTTO reports U.S. outbound travel monthly by all modes, expanding beyond air-only traffic. Total departure travel, inclusive of all modes, to Canada and Mexico is reported 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.
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.