Top 50 Markets for International Visitor Arrivals to the United States 2003pr and 2002
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Top 50 Markets for International Visitor Arrivals to the United States 2003pr and 2002
2003pr
Rank
Region/
Country of Residence
2003pr
TOTAL
2002
TOTAL
03pr/02
% Change
  TOTAL ARRIVALS (1) 40,356,213 41,891,707 -4%
  OVERSEAS (2) 18,026,213 19,116,707 -6%
1 CANADA (3) 12,660,000 12,968,000 -2%
     Canada Air (3) 4,171,000 4,126,000 1%
2 MEXICO (3) 9,670,000 9,807,000 -1%
      Mexico Air (4) 1,359,418 1,436,727 -5%
3 UNITED KINGDOM 3,936,112 3,816,736 3%
4 JAPAN 3,169,682 3,627,264 -13%
5 GERMANY 1,180,212 1,189,856 -1%
6 FRANCE 688,887 734,260 -6%
7 SOUTH KOREA 617,573 638,697 -3%
8 ITALY 408,633 406,160 1%
9 AUSTRALIA 405,698 407,130 0%
10 NETHERLANDS 373,690 384,367 -3%
11 BRAZIL 348,945 405,094 -14%
12 VENEZUELA 284,423 395,913 -28%
13 SPAIN 284,031 269,520 5%
14 COLOMBIA 280,259 321,439 -13%
15 INDIA 272,161 257,271 6%
16 CHINA 271,438 360,974 -25%
  CHINA, PRC 157,326 225,565 -30%
  HONG KONG 114,112 135,409 -16%
17 IRELAND 254,320 259,687 -2%
18 BAHAMAS 253,229 262,469 -4%
19 ISRAEL 249,034 263,097 -5%
20 TAIWAN 238,999 288,032 -17%
21 SWITZERLAND 230,042 253,940 -9%
22 SWEDEN 211,386 204,156 4%
23 EL SALVADOR 177,240 197,159 -10%
24 JAMAICA 159,484 183,903 -13%
25 PERU 154,324 164,482 -6%
26 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 153,019 153,586 0%
27 GUATEMALA 151,891 162,367 -6%
28 BELGIUM 151,069 159,052 -5%
29 ARGENTINA 150,719 164,658 -8%
30 PHILIPPINES 134,338 173,203 -22%
31 DENMARK 125,435 118,716 6%
32 ECUADOR 119,737 139,094 -14%
33 NORWAY 113,233 112,593 1%
34 COSTA RICA 112,880 124,993 -10%
35 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 111,820 118,336 -6%
36 POLAND 107,892 108,707 -1%
37 NEW ZEALAND 107,214 109,580 -2%
38 AUSTRIA 99,924 97,930 2%
39 CHILE 95,389 115,359 -17%
40 SINGAPORE 87,525 97,259 -10%
41 HONDURAS 82,099 85,322 -4%
42 TURKEY 75,227 78,662 -4%
43 PANAMA 72,413 75,495 -4%
44 SOUTH AFRICA 72,029 73,910 -3%
45 FINLAND 67,761 64,860 4%
46 RUSSIA 62,330 64,228 -3%
47 HAITI 59,756 59,444 1%
48 THAILAND 55,884 66,848 -16%
49 PORTUGAL 54,572 56,012 -3%
50 NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 54,170 58,043 -7%

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

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

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

(2) Overseas is all countries except Canada and Mexico [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]

Released: March 2004