1996 PROFILE OF OVERSEAS TRAVELERS TO THE U.S. - INBOUND
REPORTED FROM: SURVEY OF INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVELERS (IFS)

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RESIDENCE OF TRAVELERS
TO THE U.S.: (1)
ARRIVALS PERCENT OF
TOTAL OVERSEAS
ARRIVALS
TOTAL OVERSEAS 22,658,000 100%
Western Europe 9,377,000 41%
United Kingdom 3,246,000 14%
Germany 1,997,000 9%
France 987,000 4%
Italy 525,000 2%
Netherlands 440,000 2%
Switzerland 417,000 2%
Spain 325,000 1%
Sweden 269,000 1%
Belgium 237,000 1%
Ireland 205,000 1%
Austria 190,000 1%
Eastern Europe 350,000 2%
Caribbean 1,133,000 5%
Bahamas 317,000 1%
Jamaica 202,000 1%
Dominican Republic 176,000 1%
South America 2,461,000 11%
Brazil 848,000 4%
Venezuela 447,000 2%
Argentina 413,000 2%
Colombia 250,000 1%
Chile 158,000 1%
Central America 524,000 2%
Asia (Far East) 7,500,000 34%
Japan 5,183,000 24%
South Korea 749,000 3%
Taiwan 415,000 2%
Hong Kong 243,000 1%
Peoples Rep. of China 199,000 1%
Oceania 629,000 3%
Australia 463,000 2%
Middle East 480,000 2%
Israel 231,000 1%
Africa 205,000 1%

  1. All numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand. Country estimates are only listed if they generated at least 150,000 overseas visitors.

Note: Business travelers are defined as the respondents who stated their purpose of trip was business/professional, Multiple purposes of trip are allowed. Leisure travelers are defined as the respondents who stated their purpose of trip was leisure/ recreation/holidays/sightseeing. Multiple purposes of trip are allowed.

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