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World & U.S. International Visitor Arrivals & Receipts
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World & U.S. International Visitor Arrivals & Receipts
Year World Arrivals* (Millions) % Change U.S. Arrivals1 (Millions) % Change U.S. Share (Percent) World Receipts* ($Billions) % Change U.S. Receipts2 ($Billions) % Change U.S. Share (Percent)
1984r 304 10% 27 n.a. 8.9% $111 10% $17 n.a. 15.5%
1985r 318 5% 25 -6% 8.0% $117 5% $18 3% 15.2%
1986r 328 3% 26 2% 7.9% $143 22% $20 15% 14.3%
1987r 357 9% 28 7% 7.8% $176 23% $24 16% 13.4%
1988r 382 7% 34 22% 8.9% $204 16% $29 25% 14.4%
1989r 407 7% 36 7% 8.9% $261 28% $36 23% 13.9%
1990r 436 7% 39 8% 9.0% $264 1% $43 19% 16.3%
1991r 439 1% 43 8% 9.7% $277 5% $48 13% 17.5%
1992r 476 8% 47 11% 9.9% $320 16% $55 13% 17.1%
1993r 492 3% 46 -3% 9.3% $327 2% $58 6% 17.7%
1994r 515 5% 45 -2% 8.8% $356 9% $58 1% 16.4%
1995r 536 4% 43 -4% 8.1% $405 14% $63 9% 15.7%
1996r 570 6% 47 7% 8.2% $438 8% $70 10% 15.9%
1997r 593 4% 48 3% 8.1% $442 1% $73 5% 16.6%
1998r 612 3% 46 -3% 7.6% $444 0% $71 -3% 16.1%
1999r 635 4% 49 5% 7.6% $457 3% $75 5% 16.4%
2000r 684 8% 51 6% 7.5% $474 4% $82 10% 17.4%
2001r 683 0% 47 -8% 6.9% $462 -3% $72 -13% 15.6%
2002r 704 3% 44 -7% 6.2% $480 4% $67 -7% 13.9%
2003r 691 -2% 41 -5% 6.0% $527 10% $64 -3% 12.2%
2004r 761 10% 46 12% 6.1% $633 20% $75 16% 11.8%
2005r 802 5% 49 7% 6.1% $678 7% $82 10% 12.1%
2006r 842 5% 51 4% 6.1% $735 8% $86 5% 11.7%

* UN/World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) figures, as revised in September 2007

(1)   U.S. arrivals are from the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries (OTTI), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).
(2)   U.S. receipts exclude international transportation receipts, as reported by the DOC, Bureau of Economic Analysis and OTTI

r = revised estimate

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, September 2007
United Nations (UN World Tourism Organization (WTO)

World's Top Tourism Destinations
International Arrivals
Rank Country 2006 Arrivals 2005 Arrivals % Change 06/05 2006 Share of Arrivals 2005 Share of Arrivals
1 France 79.1 75.9 4.2% 9.4% 9.5%
2 Spain 58.5 55.9 4.6% 6.9% 7.0%
3 United States 51.0 49.2 3.7% 6.1% 6.1%
4 China 49.6 46.8 6.0% 5.9% 5.8%
5 Italy 41.1 36.5 12.6% 4.9% 4.6%
6 United Kingdom 30.1 28.0 7.5% 3.6% 3.5%
7 Germany 23.6 21.5 9.8% 2.8% 2.7%
8 Mexico 21.4 21.9 -2.3% 2.5% 2.7%
9 Austria 20.3 20.0 1.3% 2.4% 2.5%
10 Russian Federation 20.2 19.9 1.5% 2.4% 2.5%
11 Turkey 18.9 20.3 -6.8% 2.2% 2.5%
12 Canada 18.2 18.8 -3.2% 2.2% 2.3%
   Total All Countries 842 802 5.0% 100.0% 100.0%

Source: UN/World Tourism Organization, September 2007

World International Travel Receipts
Receipts (Exports) in $Billions
Rank Country 2006 Receipts 2005 Receipts % Change 06/05 2006 Share of Receipts 2005 Share of Receipts
1 United States $85.7 $81.8 4.8% 11.7% 12.1%
2 Spain $51.1 $48.0 6.5% 7.0% 7.1%
3 France $46.3 $44.0 5.2% 6.3% 6.5%
4 Italy $38.1 $35.4 7.6% 5.2% 5.2%
5 China $33.9 $29.3 15.7% 4.6% 4.3%
6 United Kingdom $33.5 $30.7 9.1% 4.6% 4.5%
7 Germany $32.8 $29.2 12.3% 4.5% 4.3%
8 Australia $17.8 $16.9 5.3% 2.4% 2.5%
9 Turkey $16.9 $18.2 -7.1% 2.3% 2.7%
10 Austria $16.7 $16.0 4.4% 2.3% 2.4%
11 Canada $14.5 $13.6 6.6% 2.0% 2.0%
12 Greece $14.3 $13.7 4.4% 1.9% 2.0%
   Total All Countries $735 $678 8.4% 100.0% 100.0%

Source: UN/World Tourism Organization, September 2007