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June 23, 2015

U.S. Citizen International Travel up almost Seven Percent in April 2015

U.S. citizen outbound totaled 5.5 million travelers for the month and 20.8 million YTD
Year-to-Date Travel up Eight Percent

Monthly % Changes 2015/14/13

April 2015/2014 Comparisons

U.S. travel to overseas markets (1) totaled 2.55 million, up five percent in April and six percent for the year. Regional results were:

  • Europe, 926,000 travelers, up seven percent
  • Caribbean, 672,000 travelers, up seven percent
  • Asia, 404,000 travelers, up six percent
  • Central America, 209,000 travelers, down two percent
  • Middle East, 146,000 travelers, up three percent
  • South America, 126,000 travelers, up three percent
  • Oceania, 43,000 travelers, up four percent
  • Africa, 25,000 travelers, down 10 percent

U.S. travel to other North American markets totaled 2.91 million, up eight percent compared to April 2014.

  • Mexico, 2.21 million U.S. travelers, up nine percent; air travel (659,000) was up 13 percent. U.S. to Mexican border traffic (1+ nights, within 40 kilometers) up 12 percent
  • Canada, 701,000 travelers, up six percent; air travel (228,000) was up eight percent

Travel to Canada and Mexico was up 10 percent for the year.

April 2015 YTD Market Share

U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 45 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.

  • Europe, a 14 percent share;
  • Caribbean, a 13 percent share;
  • Asia, an eight percent share;
  • Central America, a five percent share;
  • South America, a three percent share;
  • Middle East, a three percent share;
  • Oceania, a one percent share, and
  • Africa, almost a one percent share

North American markets received 55 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.

  • U.S. travel to Mexico a 44 percent share; and
  • Canada an 11 percent share.

(Note: Easter/Passover occurred April 5 this year vs. April 20, 2014)

For detailed information and data tables please visit: http://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2015-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: http://travel.trade.gov/
Email: ntto@trade.gov


(1) Overseas and Mexico air markets reflect non-stop air-only data. A portion of the non-stop passenger traffic to Europe, Middle East and Mexico will transit those regions, connecting through airline hubs (LHR, AMS, FRA, CDG, DXB, MEX etc.) to points beyond. The adjustment to these regions, reflecting ‘visitation’ (1+ nights), occurs after year-end Survey of International Air Travelers data is compiled.