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November 8, 2016

U.S. Citizen International Travel up Six Percent in June 2016, Eight Percent Year-to-Date
U.S. citizen outbound totaled 8.2 million travelers for the month and 38.0 million YTD


June 2016/2015 Comparisons

U.S. travel to overseas markets (1) totaled 3.96 million, up six percent in June and also seven percent for the year (17.366 million). Regional monthly results were as follows:

  • Europe, 1.8 million travelers, up six percent
  • Caribbean, 804,000 travelers, up three percent
  • Asia, 489,000 travelers, up 12 percent
  • Central America, 319,000 travelers, up six percent
  • Middle East, 215,000 travelers, up 12 percent
  • South America, 203,000 travelers, up 11 percent
  • Oceania, 58,000 travelers, up seven percent
  • Africa, 36,000 travelers, up three percent

U.S. travel to ‘other’ North American markets totaled 4.267 million, up six percent compared to June 2015. Travel to Canada and Mexico for the year (20.716 million) was up nine percent.

  • Mexico, 2.598 million travelers, up six percent; and air travel (898,000) was up 11 percent
  • Canada, 1.668 million travelers, up six percent; however, air travel (545,000) was up 24 percent


June 2016 YTD Market Share

U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 46 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.

    • Europe, a 17 percent share;
    • Caribbean, a 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, almost a one percent share

Other North American markets received 54 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.

    • U.S. travel to Mexico a 40 percent share; and
    • Canada a 14 percent share.

For detailed information and data tables please visit:

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)
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Washington, D.C. 20230
Phone:(202) 482-0140

  • 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.