Arrivals and Receipts for International Travel to the United States - 1996

COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE ARRIVALS (1)
(000)
% CHANGE ARRIVALS FROM 1995 TRAVEL RECEIPTS (2) ($MIL) % CHANGE RECEIPTS FROM 1995
Canada 15,301 4% $8,094 8%
Mexico 8,530 6% $3,648 8%
All Overseas Countries 22,658 10% $78,723 10%
Western Europe 9,377 10% $28,970 16%
United Kingdom 3,246 12% $8,951 10%
Germany 1,997 8% $6,330 9%
France 987 7% $3,246 7%
Italy 525 0% $1,959 7%
Netherlands 440 8% $1,075 14%
Switzerland 417 5% $1,639 4%
Spain 325 8% $1,290 7%
Sweden 269 23% $828 15%
Belgium 237 15% N/A N/A
Ireland 205 37% N/A N/A
Austria 190 10% N/A N/A
Denmark 137 27% N/A N/A
Norway 124 20% $294 17%
Finland 79 12% N/A N/A
Eastern Europe 350 17% $942 26%
Russia 112 19% N/A N/A
Poland 61 26% N/A N/A
Hungary 44 17% N/A N/A
South America 2,461 1% N/A N/A
Brazil 848 1% $3,471 10%
Venezuela 447 -13% $1,510 -10%
Argentina 412 8% $1,671 15%
Colombia 250 7% N/A N/A
Chile 158 4% $630 12%
Peru 130 2% N/A N/A
Ecuador 100 2% N/A N/A
Central America 524 3% N/A N/A
Guatemala 131 0% N/A N/A
Costa Rica 123 4% N/A N/A
El Salvador 85 4% N/A N/A
Panama 76 6% N/A N/A
Honduras 53 4% N/A N/A
Caribbean 1,133 9% N/A N/A
Bahamas 317 13% N/A N/A
Dominican Republic 176 0% N/A N/A
Jamaica 202 3% N/A N/A
Trinidad & Tobago 84 2% N/A N/A
Asia 7,500 13% N/A N/A
Japan 5,183 13% $19,337 9%
South Korea 749 26% $2,907 34%
Taiwan 415 1% $1,576 -6%
Hong Kong 242 10% $1,052 9%
China (PRC) 199 19% $777 83%
India 143 16% $569 23%
Philippines 123 12% $434 6%
Singapore 115 12% $436 6%
Thailand 103 13% $380 14%
Indonesia 79 16% $292 18%
Malaysia 80 19% $273 20%
Middle East 480 6% $1,918 -14%
Israel 231 7% $1,000 14%
Saudi Arabia 57 -8% $537 2%
Oceania 629 7% N/A N/A
Australia 463 9% $2,280 10%
New Zealand 149 5% $662 6%
Africa 204 10% $894 22%
South Africa 95 13% $415 20%
Total All Countries                46,489 $69,908 11%
Passenger Fares (3) $20,557 8%
GRAND TOTAL 46,489 7% $90,465 7%

N/A = Not Available

  1. The arrivals data are provided by Tourism Industries and the Immigration and Naturalization Service; Canadian arrival figures are from Statistics Canada; Mexican arrivals data are provided by Secretaria de Turismo, and Banco de Mexico, Sector Externo.
  2. Final data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, include expenditures in the U.S. and passenger fare receipts.
  3. Includes spending by international visitors traveling to the U.S. on U.S. flag carriers, and other misc. transportation.

Source: Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 2/98.