Basic Market Analysis Program (Free Analysis)

OVERSEAS ARRIVALS BY COUNTRY TO THE UNITED STATES - INBOUND

1997 - 1996r

Rank in 1997 Country of Residence Number of Arrivals 1997 Number of Arrivals 1996r % Change From 1996
OVERSEAS* 24,194,476 22,658,166 6.8%
1 JAPAN 5,367,578 5,182,555 3.6%
2 UNITED KINGDOM 3,720,979 3,246,237 14.6%
3 GERMANY 1,994,296 1,996,824 -0.1%
4 FRANCE 978,327 987,126 -0.9%
5 BRAZIL 940,698 848,453 10.9%
6 SOUTH KOREA 746,550 749,474 -0.4%
7 ITALY 580,261 525,246 10.5%
8 ARGENTINA 503,393 412,581 22.0%
9 AUSTRALIA 500,615 463,177 8.1%
10 VENEZUELA 487,981 447,276 9.1%
11 NETHERLANDS 473,420 440,243 7.5%
12 TAIWAN 442,780 414,541 6.8%
13 PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA &
HONG KONG
431,738 441,044 -2.1%
HONG KONG 222,129 242,285 -8.3%
14 SWITZERLAND 410,209 417,064 -1.6%
15 SPAIN 328,024 324,822 1.0%
16 BAHAMAS 319,240 316,687 0.8%
17 COLOMBIA 317,736 249,851 27.2%
18 SWEDEN 292,424 268,975 8.7%
19 ISRAEL 260,052 231,347 12.4%
20 BELGIUM 241,366 236,899 1.9%
21 IRELAND 217,278 205,231 5.9%
22 JAMAICA 213,910 201,690 6.1%
23 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 190,522 176,239 8.1%
24 AUSTRIA 187,942 190,422 -1.3%
25 CHILE 179,075 157,736 13.5%
26 INDIA 173,327 143,058 21.2%
27 NEW ZEALAND 161,476 148,588 8.7%
28 PERU 145,019 129,763 11.8%
29 DENMARK 144,605 137,307 5.3%
30 NORWAY 140,446 124,078 13.2%
31 GUATEMALA 134,545 131,360 2.4%
32 PHILIPPINES 132,285 122,756 7.8%
33 COSTA RICA 131,240 122,939 6.8%
34 SINGAPORE 127,109 114,713 10.8%
35 ECUADOR 126,077 99,863 26.2%
36 RUSSIA 120,681 112,046 7.7%
37 SOUTH AFRICA 103,567 94,576 9.5%
38 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 96,458 83,923 14.9%
39 EL SALVADOR 93,087 85,230 9.2%
40 THAILAND 91,664 102,679 -10.7%
41 INDONESIA 86,959 78,867 10.3%
42 FINLAND 82,190 78,841 4.2%
43 PANAMA 81,968 75,852 8.1%
44 MALAYSIA 79,836 80,066 -0.3%
45 POLAND 72,756 61,191 18.9%
46 TURKEY 68,254 52,680 29.6%
47 SAUDI ARABIA 67,962 56,792 19.7%
48 PORTUGAL 62,877 56,847 10.6%
49 GREECE 62,162 58,754 5.8%
50 HONDURAS 61,866 53,038 16.6%

* = Excludes arrivals from Mexico and Canada

r = Revised

Source: Tourism Industries, International Trade Adminstration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Based on Visitor Arrivals Program (I-94). 3/98