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October 26, 2015
U.S. Citizen International Travel Grew Four Percent in August 2015
U.S. citizen outbound totaled 7.0 million travelers for the month and 50.0 million YTD
August 2015/2014 Comparisons
U.S. travel to overseas markets(1) totaled 2.9 million, up seven percent in August and five percent for the year (22.6 million). Regional results for August were as follows:
U.S. travel to other North American markets totaled 4.1 million and was up three percent compared to August 2014.
Travel to Canada and Mexico for the year (27.5 million) was up eight percent.
August 2015 YTD Market Share
U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 45 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.
North American markets received 55 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.
For detailed information and data tables please visit: http://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2015-O-001/index.html
NTTO reports U.S. outbound travel monthly by all modes, expanding beyond air-only traffic. Total departure 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.
U.S. Department of Commerce
(1) Overseas and Mexico air markets reflect non-stop air-only data. A portion of the non-stop passenger traffic to Europe, Middle East and Mexico will transit those regions, connecting through airline hubs (LHR, AMS, FRA, CDG, DXB, MEX etc.) to points beyond. The adjustment to these regions, reflecting ‘visitation’ (1+ nights), occurs after the year-end Survey of International Air Travelers data is compiled.