Top 55 Overseas Markets for International Visitor Arrivals to the United States 2000 and 1999
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2000 Rank Country of Residence
2000 TOTAL
1999 TOTAL
00/99% Change
OVERSEAS*
25,974,701
24,466,187
6.2%
1 JAPAN
5,061,377
4,826,077
4.9%
2 UNITED KINGDOM
4,703,008
4,252,160
10.6%
3 GERMANY
1,786,045
1,984,627
-10.0%
4 FRANCE
1,087,087
1,059,014
2.7%
5 BRAZIL
737,245
665,013
10.9%
6 SOUTH KOREA
661,844
498,643
32.7%
7 ITALY
612,357
626,217
-2.2%
8 VENEZUELA
576,663
552,225
4.4%
9 NETHERLANDS
553,297
526,819
5.0%
10 AUSTRALIA
539,559
483,157
11.7%
11 ARGENTINA
533,936
501660
6.4%
12 ROC (TAIWAN)
457,302
453,299
0.9%
13 COLOMBIA
417,065
415,724
0.3%
14 SWITZERLAND
395,031
405,626
-2.6%
15 SPAIN
361,177
362,848
-0.5%
16 ISRAEL
325,199
283,306
14.8%
17 SWEDEN
321,881
300,925
7.0%
18 BAHAMAS
293,911
282,286
4.1%
19 IRELAND
285,697
246,394
16.0%
20 INDIA
274,202
228,072
20.2%
21 BELGIUM
249,957
248,821
0.5%
22 CHINA, PRC
249,441
191,175
30.5%
23 JAMAICA
242,903
233,547
4.0%
24 HONG KONG
203,300
192,911
5.4%
25 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
197,298
200,817
-1.8%
26 CHILE
192,361
181,234
6.1%
27 PERU
192,062
159,276
20.6%
28 GUATEMALA
185,677
163,095
13.8%
29 EL SALVADOR
184,574
152,787
20.8%
30 COSTA RICA
176,056
160,781
9.5%
31 AUSTRIA
175,533
194,230
-9.6%
32 NEW ZEALAND
172,012
160,458
7.2%
33 PHILIPPINES
168,053
144,678
16.2%
34 DENMARK
149,211
146,479
1.9%
35 NORWAY
147,540
145,601
1.3%
36 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
137,689
117,396
17.3%
37 SINGAPORE
136,439
118,476
15.2%
38 ECUADOR
129,938
118,759
9.4%
39 POLAND
116,277
104,624
11.1%
40 SOUTH AFRICA
116,113
107,258
8.3%
41 PANAMA
107,349
99,498
7.9%
42 TURKEY
106,427
88,301
20.5%
43 FINLAND
93,649
90,622
3.3%
44 HONDURAS
90,714
81,998
10.6%
45 THAILAND
86,971
74,385
16.9%
46 PORTUGAL
86,333
79,413
8.7%
47 RUSSIA
76,739
81,378
-5.7%
48 SAUDI ARABIA
75,320
72,891
3.3%
49 MALAYSIA
74,507
59,785
24.6%
50 HAITI
72,190
72,726
-0.7%
51 INDONESIA
71,390
62,634
14.0%
52 URUGUAY
69,607
57,406
21.3%
53 GREECE
61,361
57,879
6.0%
54 NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
60,042
67,282
-10.8%
55 HUNGARY
59,174
53030
11.6%

* Overseas includes all countries except Canada and Mexico

** Canada and Mexico figures are subject to revisions. Both figures are based on survey research and therefore rounded to the nearest thousand.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Tourism Industries: Statistics Canada; & Secretaria de Turismo (Mexico)

Date: April 2001