International Visitor Arrivals to the U.S. by Region of Residency 2003pr and 2002
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U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
International Arrivals to the U.S. by Region of Residency
January - December 2003pr vs. 2002, with percentage change
Region/ Country of Residence 2003pr
TOTAL
2002
TOTAL

2003pr/2002
% Change

Total All Countries (1)
41,218,213
43,581,707
-5%
North America (2)
23,192,000
24,465,000
-5%
    Canada (3)
12,666,000
13,025,000
-3%
       Canada Air (3)
4,173,000
4,126,000
1%
    Mexico (3)
10,526,000
  11,440,000
-8%
       Mexico Air (4)
1,359,418
1,436,727
-5%
 
Overseas (5)
18,026,213
  19,116,707
-6%
Europe
8,638,677
   8,602,684
0%
    Western Europe
8,294,083
   8,247,779
1%
    Eastern Europe
          344,594
      354,905
-3%
Asia
5,003,261
   5,689,319
-12%
South America
1,522,191
   1,815,230
-16%
Caribbean
          998,266
   1,052,576
-5%
Central America
          655,841
      704,050
-7%
Oceania
          524,599
      529,091
-1%
Middle East
          447,112
      482,534
-7%
Africa
          236,266
      241,223
-2%


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

pr - preliminary estimates; only Mexico and Canada are subjext to change

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

(2) North America includes Canada and Mexico only. [back]

(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. [back]

(4) Mexico air data is based upon the Department of Homeland Security I-94 form. [back]

(5) Overseas is all countries except Canada and Mexico. [back]

The overseas arrivals data is from the I-94 form. To learn more about this program, go to: https://travel.trade.gov/research/programs/i94/index.html

Released: March 2004, updated May 2005