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October 31, 2006

August 2006 Year-to-Date International Visitation to the United States Up Five Percent

In August 2006 4.6 million international visitors traveled to the United States, an increase of seven percent over August 2005. Visitation was also up five percent for the first eight months of the year (year-to-date) compared to the same period in 2005.

To view the monthly arrival data tables (regional, country and US ports) please go to:
http://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2006-I-001/index.html

To see the highlights and analysis, please go to:
http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/view/m-2006-I-001/August2006_YTD_Arrivals_Analysis.doc

SOURCE:
The monthly Summary of International Travel to the U.S. report has approximately 30 tables that provide data on monthly and year-to-date arrivals to the country. The report provides data on approximately 90 countries each month and more than 40 ports of entry. Numerous breakouts are provided by world region and country for the port tables as well.

To find out more about this program, please go to: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/research/programs/i94/index.html

If you would like to purchase the monthly international arrivals reports, please go to: http://travel.trade.gov/research/reports/i94/index.html


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