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October 21, 2014

U.S. Citizen International Travel Up 11 Percent in July 2014 and 10 Percent Year-to-Date

U.S. citizen outbound totaled 7.6 million travelers for the month and 40.2 million YTD

Monthly % Changes 2014/13/12

July 2014/2013 Comparisons

U.S. travel to overseas markets(1) totaled 3.3 million, up eight percent in July and up seven percent for the year (17.6 million). Regional monthly results were as follows:

  • Europe, 1.4 million travelers, up six percent
  • Caribbean, 822,000 travelers, up 13 percent
  • Asia, 398,000 travelers, up nine percent
  • Central America, 309,000 travelers, up 11 percent
  • South America, 167,000 travelers, up two percent
  • Middle East, 148,000 travelers, up seven percent
  • Oceania, 49,000 travelers, up two percent
  • Africa, 41,000 travelers, up12 percent

U.S. travel to ‘other’ North American markets totaled 4.2 million and was up 13 percent compared to July 2013. Travel to Canada and Mexico for the year (21.4 million) was also up 14 percent.

  • Mexico, 2.3 million travelers, up 22 percent; and air travel (701,000) was up 19 percent
  • Canada, 1.9 million travelers, up one percent; however, air travel (556,000) was up 10 percent

July 2014 YTD Market Share

U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 47 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.

  • Europe, an 18 percent share;
  • Caribbean, an 11 percent share;
  • Asia, a seven percent share;
  • Central America, a four percent share;
  • South America, a three percent share;
  • Middle East, a three percent share;
  • Oceania, a one percent share, and
  • Africa, a one percent share

Other North American markets received 53 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.

  • U.S. travel to Mexico a 37 percent share; and
  • Canada a 17 percent share.

For detailed information and data tables please visit: https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2014-O-001/index.html

NTTO 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
International Trade Administration
National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO)
1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 10003
Washington, D.C. 20230
Phone: (202) 482-0140
Website: https://travel.trade.gov/
Email: ntto@trade.gov

(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.