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May 29, 2012
U.S. International Travel, March 2012 Year-to-Date, Up Seven Percent
U.S. citizen outbound market totaled 13.1 million travelers for the first three months of 2012
March Year-to-Date (2012/2011) Comparisons
U.S. travel to overseas markets(1) reached 6.3 million, up 11 percent in the first three months. Regional results were:
U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 6.8 million, up almost three percent.
March Year-to Date Market Share
U.S. travel to overseas claimed 48 percent of all U.S. outbound international travel.
North American markets received 52 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.
Total U.S. outbound travel for the months of January, February and March were up two percent, 12 percent and seven percent, respectively.
For detail information and data tables please visit: http://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2012-O-001/index.html
In 2011 OTTI began to report total U.S. outbound travel by month, not just air-only traffic. Total travel (all modes) to Canada and Mexico is provided along with their traditional air-only subtotals. The timing of this report is dependent on receipt of aggregate data from Stats Canada and Banco de Mexico.
In addition, since the DHS I-92 (APIS) data contains all air arrivals data, in addition to air departures data, OTTI will also report total air traffic as soon as it is available each month.
See January report: http://travel.trade.gov/tinews/archive/tinews2012/20120313.html
U.S. Department of Commerce
(1) Overseas markets reflect non-stop air-only data. A portion of the non-stop passenger traffic to Europe will not visit Europe, but will connect through one of Europe's airline hubs (LHR, AMS, FRA, CDG, MAD, etc.) to Africa and the Middle East. The adjustment to these regions, reflecting visitation (1+ nights), occurs after year-end data is compiled.