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August 8, 2005
APRIL 2005 YTD INTERNATIONAL VISITATION LEVELS UP EIGHT PERCENT
The U.S. Department of Commerce released figures today that show over 12 million international visitors traveled to the United States during the first four months of 2005, an increase of eight percent over the same period in 2004. Arrivals were down by four percent in April 2005 compared to last year due to the impact of Easter traffic in April 2004. The impact was most significant in the Mexican market.
Highlights of April 2005 and YTD International Arrivals to the United States
To see the top markets and regional data, please go to: https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2005-I-001/index.html
In addition, the following summarizes top port arrival activity for the year.
TOP PORTS January – April 2005
Arrivals to the USA by port-of-entry are tracked on a monthly basis. DOC has arrival data on more than 40 U.S. ports of entry from all world regions and 30 countries. A brief analysis is presented on the top 15 ports for overseas arrivals during 2005.
Overseas arrivals were up seven percent for the first four months of 2005. Arrivals through the top 15 ports of entry accounted for 87 percent of all overseas arrivals.
The top three ports of entry (New York – JFK, Miami and Los Angeles) accrued 38 percent of all overseas arrivals this year, on par with the market share registered in 2004.
All top fifteen ports posted increases in arrivals for the first four months of 2005. JFK, Newark, Atlanta, and Washington Dulles all registered double digit increases.
To access top port activity, go to Jan-April 2005 port table https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2005-I-001/port_entry05.html
The monthly Summary of International Travel to the U.S. report has approximately 30 tables that provide data on monthly and year-to-date arrivals to the country. The report provides data on approximately 90 countries each month and more than 40 ports of entry. Numerous breakouts are provided by world region and country for the port tables as well.
To find out more about this program, please go to: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/research/programs/i94/index.html
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