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May 21, 2015
U.S. Citizen International Travel up Seven Percent in March 2015
U.S. citizen outbound totaled 15.4 million travelers for first quarter, up Eight Percent
March 2015/2014 YTD Comparisons
U.S. travel to overseas markets (1) totaled 6.889 million, up six percent.
Regional results were:
U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 8.464 million, up 11 percent.
March 2015 YTD Market Share
U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 45 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.
North American markets received 55 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.
For detailed information and data tables please visit: https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2015-O-001/index.html
In 2011 NTTO began to report monthly U.S. outbound travel 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 and Mexico air markets reflect non-stop air-only data. A portion of the non-stop passenger traffic to Europe, Middle East and Mexico will transit those regions, connecting through airline hubs (LHR, AMS, FRA, CDG, DXB, MEX etc.) to points beyond. The adjustment to these regions, reflecting ‘visitation’ (1+ nights), occurs after year-end Survey of International Air Travelers data is compiled.