Basic Market Analysis Program (Free Analysis)

OVERSEAS ARRIVALS BY WORLD REGION TO THE U.S.

1997 - 1996r

WORLD REGION TOTAL ARRIVALS
1997
TOTAL ARRIVALS 1996r % CHANGE 97/96r
OVERSEAS 24,194,476 22,658,166 6.8%
WESTERN EUROPE 10,007,032 9,377,079 6.7%
ASIA 7,755,838 7,500,335 3.4%
SOUTH AMERICA 2,830,681 2,461,034 15.0%
CARIBBEAN 1,188,708 1,132,785 4.9%
OCEANIA 680,095 628,861 8.1%
CENTRAL AMERICA 563,883 523,584 7.7%
MIDDLE EAST 551,571 479,694 15.0%
EASTERN EUROPE 382,486 350,221 9.2%
AFRICA 234,182 204,573 14.5%

* = 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