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June 01, 2009
International Visitor Spending in the United States Down Sharply in March
U.S. travel and tourism-related exports decline for fifth straight month
The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced that international visitors spent $9.9 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States during the month of March—16% less than visitors spent in March 2008.
March 2009 marks the fifth consecutive month in which U.S. travel and tourism-related exports were lower when compared to the same period of the previous year, having declined in November 2008 (-3%), December 2008 (-1%), January 2009 (- 8%), February 2009 (-12%), and March 2009 (-16%).
Monthly Travel and Tourism Highlights
Preliminary data subject to future revisions
The U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating international travel and tourism statistics for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Statistical System. For more information relating to OTTI programs, please visit: < http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/research/index.html>.