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July 29, 2015
U.S. Citizen International Travel up Five Percent in May 2015
U.S. citizen outbound totaled 6.3 million travelers for the month and 27.2 million YTD
May 2015/2014 Comparisons
U.S. travel to overseas markets(1) totaled 3.0 million, up almost four percent in May and up five percent for the year. Regional results were:
U.S. travel to other North American markets totaled 3.31 million, up six percent compared to May 2014.
Travel to Canada and Mexico was up seven percent for the year.
May 2015 YTD Market Share
U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 46 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.
North American markets received 54 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.
(Note: Easter/Passover occurred April 5 this year vs. April 20, 2014)
For detailed information and data tables please visit: https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2015-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 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.