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November 01, 2010
United States Travel and Tourism Exports: August 2010
International visitors spending $1 billion more a month than last year
The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced that international visitors spent an estimated $11.6 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States during the month of August—$1.6 billion more (16%) than was spent in August 2009—marking the eighth consecutive month of growth in U.S. travel and tourism exports. Total international visitor spending in the United States has increased, on average, $1.0 billion a month in 2010.
International visitors have spent an estimated $88.3 billion on U.S. travel and tourism-related goods and services year to date (January through August), an increase of 10 percent compared to the same period last year.
Americans have spent nearly $68.5 billion abroad year to date (up 4%)—resulting in a $19.8 billion trade surplus for travel and tourism through the first eight months of 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>.