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August 20, 2010

International Visitor Spending in the United States: June 2010

U.S. travel and tourism exports up for sixth consecutive month

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced that international visitors spent an estimated $11.1 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States during the month of Juneó$1.4 billion more (15%) than was spent in June 2009ómarking the sixth consecutive month of growth in monthly U.S. travel and tourism exports. International visitor spending in the United States has increased, on average, $732 million a month in 2010.

  • Travel Receipts: Purchases of travel and tourism-related goods and services by international visitors traveling in the United States totaled $8.6 billion during June, an increase of nearly 14 percent when compared to last year. These goods and services include food, lodging, recreation, gifts, entertainment, local transportation in the United States, and other items incidental to foreign travel.

  • Passenger Fare Receipts: Fares received by U.S. carriers (and U.S. vessel operators) from international visitors increased by nearly 17 percent to $2.5 billion for the month, an increase of $362 million when compared to June 2009.

International visitors have spent an estimated $64.6 billion on U.S. travel and tourism-related goods and services year to date (January through June), an increase of 7 percent compared to the same period last year.

Americans have increased their spending ever-so-slightly in 2010, too, spending nearly $50.6 billion abroad year to date (up 2%)óresulting in a $14.0 billion trade surplus for travel and tourism.

Change in 'U.S. Travel and Tourism Exports'
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (August 2010).

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: <http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/Monthly_Exports_Imports_Balance.xls>.