FORECAST OF TOP OVERSEAS
TRAVEL MARKETS TO THE UNITED STATES
(estimates in thousands)

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Rank Order
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in 2004
2004
04/03
2005p
05/04
2006p
06/05
2007p
07/06
2008p
08/07
 
08/04
1
United Kingdom 4,302 9% 4,707 9% 5,093 8% 5,383 6% 5,668 5%   32%
2
Japan 3,748 18% 4,002 7% 4,263 6% 4,535 6% 4,862 7%   30%
3
Germany 1,320 12% 1,435 9% 1,552 8% 1,636 5% 1,726 6%   31%
4
France 775 13% 831 7% 876 5% 915 5% 955 4%   23%
5
Korea 627 1% 671 7% 722 8% 775 7% 827 7%   32%
6
Australia 520 28% 558 7% 594 6% 630 6% 669 6%   29%
7
Italy 471 15% 513 9% 550 7% 585 6% 619 6%   32%
8
Netherlands 425 14% 458 8% 487 6% 514 6% 540 5%   27%
9
Brazil 385 10% 421 10% 457 8% 490 7% 525 7%   37%
10
Ireland 345 36% 381 11% 405 6% 431 6% 454 5%   32%
11
Spain 333 17% 359 8% 385 7% 407 6% 428 5%   29%
12
Venezuela 330 16% 353 7% 379 8% 409 8% 438 7%   33%
13
China 326 20% 363 11% 396 9% 439 11% 492 12%   51%
 
     Mainland 203 29% 231 14% 257 11% 292 14% 337 15%   66%
 
     Hong Kong 123 8% 132 7% 139 6% 147 5% 155 6%   26%
14
India 309 13% 335 8% 366 9% 397 9% 426 7%   38%
15
Taiwan 298 25% 323 9% 345 7% 369 7% 393 7%   32%

p= projection

Source:  U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, May 2005

 



FORECAST OF TOP OVERSEAS
TRAVEL MARKETS TO THE UNITED STATES continued
(estimates in thousands)

Rank Order
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in 2004
2004
04/03
2005p
05/04
2006p
06/05
2007p
07/06
2008p
08/07
 
08/04
16
Colombia 295 5% 317 7% 342 8% 364 6% 383 5%   30%
17
Israel 275 11% 296 7% 315 6% 331 5% 348 5%   26%
18
Sweden 254 20% 280 10% 298 6% 315 6% 332 6%   31%
19
Switzerland 243 6% 264 8% 283 7% 299 6% 314 5%   29%
20
Belgium 176 17% 192 9% 208 8% 219 5% 231 5%   31%
21
Argentina 168 11% 180 8% 192 7% 205 6% 217 6%   30%
22
Peru 151 -2% 162 7% 171 6% 180 6% 189 5%   25%
23
Denmark 151 20% 161 7% 170 5% 178 5% 188 5%   24%
24
Philippines 144 7% 152 6% 161 6% 170 5% 179 5%   24%
25
Ecuador 133 11% 137 3% 146 7% 157 7% 168 7%   26%
26
Norway 130 15% 143 10% 152 7% 162 6% 171 6%   31%
27
New Zealand 127 19% 136 7% 142 4% 147 4% 154 4%   21%
28
Austria 113 13% 125 11% 135 9% 144 6% 153 7%   36%
29
Chile 101 6% 107 8% 119 10% 130 9% 138 6%   36%
30
Finland 79 16% 85 8% 90 6% 95 5% 99 4%   26%
31
South Africa 78 9% 84 8% 89 6% 95 6% 100 6%   27%
32
Thailand 66 19% 73 9% 79 8% 86 9% 93 9%   40%

p= projection

Source:  U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, May 2005