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August 22, 2012
U.S. International Travel, May 2012 Year-to-Date, Up Four Percent
U.S. citizen outbound market totaled 23.0 million travelers for the first five months of 2012
May Year-to-Date (2012/2011) Comparisons
U.S. travel to overseas markets (1) reached 11.2 million, up nine percent in the first five months. Regional results were:
U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 11.9 million, up almost one percent.
May 2012 Year-to Date Market Share
U.S. travel to overseas locations claimed 49 percent of all U.S. outbound international travel.
North American markets received 51 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.
Total U.S. outbound travel by month: January, up one percent; February, up 12 percent, March, up eight percent; April, flat and May up one percent.
In 2011 OTTI began to report U.S. outbound travel monthly by all modes, not just air-only traffic. Total travel, inclusive of all modes, to Canada and Mexico is reported in addition to the air-only subtotals. The timing of this report is dependent on receipt of aggregate data from Stats Canada and Banco de Mexico.
For detail information and data tables please visit: http://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2012-O-001/index.html
U.S. Department of Commerce
(1) Overseas markets reflect non-stop air-only data. A portion of the non-stop passenger traffic to Europe will not visit Europe, but will connect through one of Europe's airline hubs (LHR, AMS, FRA, CDG, MAD, etc.) to Africa and the Middle East. The adjustment to these regions, reflecting visitation (1+ nights), occurs after year-end data is compiled.