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May 23, 2013
U.S. Citizen International Travel up One Percent in March 2013
U.S. citizen outbound totaled 5.1 million travelers for the month and 13.2 million for the Quarter
March 2013/2012 Comparisons
U.S. travel to overseas markets(1) totaled 2.53 million, up three percent in March.
Regional results were:
Overseas travel was up almost one percent for the quarter.
U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 2.56 million, flat compared to March 2012.
Travel to Canada and Mexico was flat for the quarter.
March 2013 YTD Market Share
U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 48 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.
North American markets received 52 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.
Note: Early Easter/Passover; occurred on March 31.
For detailed information and data tables please visit: http://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2013-O-001/index.html
OTTI reports U.S. outbound travel monthly by all modes, expanding beyond air-only traffic. Total departure 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.