Top 50 Markets for International Visitor Arrivals to the United States 2002r and 2001r
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TOP 50 MARKETS
FOR INTERNATIONAL VISITOR ARRIVALS TO THE UNITED STATES
2002r and 2001r
2002r
Rank
Country of Residence 2002r
TOTAL
2001r
TOTAL
2002r/2001r
% Change
  TOTAL ARRIVALS (1) 41,891,707 44,897,868 -7%
  OVERSEAS (2) 19,116,707 21,832,868 -12%
1 CANADA (3) 12,968,000 13,507,000 -4%
    Canada Air (3) 4,126,000 4,637,000 -11%
2 MEXICO(3) 9,807,000 9,558,000 3%
    Mexico Air (4) 1,436,727 1,512,980 -5%
3 UNITED KINGDOM 3,816,736 4,097,258 -7%
4 JAPAN 3,627,264 4,082,661 -11%
5 GERMANY 1,189,856 1,313,756 -9%
6 FRANCE 734,260 875,854 -16%
7 SOUTH KOREA 638,697 617,892 3%
8 AUSTRALIA 407,130 425,934 -4%
9 ITALY 406,160 472,348 -14%
10 BRAZIL 405,094 551,406 -27%
11 VENEZUELA 395,913 555,292 -29%
12 NETHERLANDS 384,367 411,742 -7%
13 COLOMBIA 321,439 371,747 -14%
14 TAIWAN 288,032 357,064 -19%
15 SPAIN 269,520 291,052 -7%
16 ISRAEL 263,097 305,431 -14%
17 BAHAMAS 262,469 293,022 -10%
18 IRELAND 259,687 276,806 -6%
19 INDIA 257,271 269,674 -5%
20 SWITZERLAND 253,940 310,826 -18%
21 CHINA 451,130 464,832 -3%
    CHINA, PRC 225,565 232,416 -3%
    HONG KONG 135,409 170,267 -20%
22 SWEDEN 204,156 230,538 -11%
23 EL SALVADOR 197,159 207,890 -5%
24 JAMAICA 183,903 229,003 -20%
25 PHILIPPINES 173,203 180,549 -4%
26 ARGENTINA 164,658 434,011 -62%
27 PERU 164,482 186,008 -12%
28 GUATEMALA 162,367 171,955 -6%
29 BELGIUM 159,052 181,693 -12%
30 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 153,586 171,568 -10%
31 ECUADOR 139,094 147,527 -6%
32 COSTA RICA 124,993 143,434 -13%
33 DENMARK 118,716 126,345 -6%
34 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 118,336 127,102 -7%
35 CHILE 115,359 150,350 -23%
36 NORWAY 112,593 123,268 -9%
37 NEW ZEALAND 109,580 144,216 -24%
38 POLAND 108,707 108,244 0%
39 AUSTRIA 97,930 123,295 -21%
40 SINGAPORE 97,259 99,010 -2%
41 HONDURAS 85,322 87,645 -3%
42 TURKEY 78,662 82,222 -4%
43 PANAMA 75,495 87,714 -14%
44 SOUTH AFRICA 73,910 94,882 -22%
45 THAILAND 66,848 73,745 -9%
46 FINLAND 64,860 72,864 -11%
47 RUSSIA 64,228 70,348 -9%
48 HAITI 59,444 65,169 -9%
49 NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 58,043 52,378 11%
50 PORTUGAL 56,012 67,222 -17%

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

r The 2002 arrivals data has been revised to exclude transit passengers to endure the data is directly comparable to past years

(1) Total all countries is the sum of Canada, Mexico and all overseas. (top)

(2) Overseas is all countries except Canada and Mexico. (top)

(3) Canada and Mexico figures are subject to revision. Both figures are based on survey research data obtained from their respective governments and therefore rounded to the nearest thousand. (top)

(4) Mexico air data is based upon the Immigration & Naturalization Service I-94 form. (top)

Note of Overseas arrival revisions
The 2002r calendar year arrivals have been revised.
The reason for the revisions was to ensure the 2001 and 2002 arrivals data are comparable to past arrivals data.
Shortly after September 11, 2001 the Immigration & Naturalization Service implemented a policy that required all passengers
to and through (transit passengers) the U.S. to complete an I-94 arrivals form.

Released: April 2003