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March 30, 2010
International Visitors Spending in the United States: January 2010
Travel and Tourism-Related Exports Decline for Fifteenth Straight Month
The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced that international visitors spent an estimated $10.3 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States during the month of January—nearly $310 million less (3 percent) than was spent in January 2009.
January 2010 marks the fifteenth consecutive month in which U.S. travel and tourism-related exports were lower when compared to the same period of the previous year. Indeed, this downturn in U.S. travel and tourism exports, beginning in the closing months of 2008, interrupted more than sixty consecutive months of positive growth.
The U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) 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: