Select Destinations Visited by U.S. Resident Travelers 1996 - 1995

Rank Country* 1996 Travelers (000) 1995 Travelers (000) Percent Change 1996/1995
1 Mexico 19,616 18,321 7%
2 Canada 12,909 12,933 0%
3 United Kingdom 2,869 2,821 2%
4 France 1,860 1,849 1%
5 Germany 1,642 1,601 3%
6 Bahamas 1,504 934 61%
7 Italy 1,385 1,429 -3%
8 Jamaica 1,029 1,086 -5%
9 Japan 871 839 4%
10 Netherlands 772 743 4%
11 Hong Kong 752 762 -1%
12 Switzerland 693 724 -4%
13 Spain 613 610 0%
14 Republic of Korea (South Korea) 554 591 -6%
15 Australia 534 496 8%
16 Republic of China (Taiwan) 495 515 -4%
17 Philippines 475 496 -4%
18 Austria 416 476 -13%
19 People's Republic of China 396 419 -5%
19 Greece 396 457 -13%
21 Brazil 376 305 23%
21 Singapore 376 343 10%
23 Ireland 356 362 -2%
24 Peru 317 229 38%
24 Venezuela 317 267 19%
24 India 317 305 4%
24 Belgium 317 362 -12%
28 Trinidad/Tobago 297 229 30%
28 Thailand 297 286 4%
30 Russia 277 267 4%
30 Bermuda 277 267 4%
32 Colombia 257 362 -29%
33 Dominican Republic 237 324 -27%
34 Denmark 218 229 -5%
35 Indonesia 198 172 15%
35 New Zealand 198 172 15%
35 Poland 198 210 -6%
35 Barbados 198 172 15%
35 Sweden 198 229 -14%
Subtotal to Overseas** 19,786 19,059 4%
Total U.S. Resident Travelers 52,311 50,763 3%

* Ranked by 1996 visitation volume.
** Excludes travel to Mexico and Canada.

Source: Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration, 12/97.