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April 02, 2014
INTERNATIONAL VISITORS SPEND $15.8 BILLION IN JANUARY 2014
Compared to January 2013, international visitors spent $32 million more a day in the United States
WASHINGTON- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that international visitors to the United States spent $15.8 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States in January 2014. Travel and tourism-related exports averaged nearly $510 million a day during the month.
“Now more than ever, there is a growing interest in visiting the United States. Last year, nearly 70 million visitors came here- a new all-time record,” said Secretary Pritzker. “The Commerce Department is committed to continuing efforts to accelerate and maximize the powerful impact of America’s travel and tourism industry.”
Travel and tourism exports consist of Travel Receipts and Passenger Fare Receipts*:
Last month, Secretary Pritzker announced that international visitors spent a record-breaking $180.7 billion on U.S. travel and tourism-related goods and services in 2013, an increase of more than 9 percent compared to 2012.
In 2012, President Obama launched the National Travel and Tourism Strategy, which set a goal of drawing 100 million international visitors by 2021. The strategy is expected to generate $250 billion in visitor spending annually.
To learn more about U.S. efforts to support the travel and tourism industry, visit http://travel.trade.gov.
* Data from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis
The National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating international travel and tourism statistics for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Statistical System. For more monthly travel and tourism-related trade data dating back to 1992, please visit the NTTO site at: <http://travel.trade.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/Monthly_Exports_Imports_Balance.xlsx>.