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March 12, 2013
U.S. Citizen International Outbound Travel up Three Percent in 2012
Departures totaled 60.7 million travelers - First Annual Increase Since 2007
Annual 2012/2011 Comparisons
U.S. travel to overseas markets(1) totaled 28.5 million, up six percent for the year. Regional results were:
U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 32.2 million, up two percent compared to 2011.
Annual 2012 Market Shares
U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 47 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.
North American markets received 53 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.
Total U.S. outbound travel by month: January, up one percent; February, up 12 percent; March, up eight percent; April, up almost one percent; May, up one percent; June, up five percent; July, down three percent, August, up four percent, September and October, both up almost one percent and November, up two percent. December was down almost one percent.
For detailed information and data tables please visit: http://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2012-O-001/index.html
In 2011 OTTI began to report U.S. outbound travel monthly by all modes, expanding beyond air-only traffic. Total travel, inclusive of all modes, to Canada and Mexico is reported in addition to the air-only subtotals. The timing of this report is dependent on receipt of aggregate data from Stats Canada and Banco de Mexico.
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.