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July 20, 2006
The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that 3.9 million international visitors traveled to the United States in April 2006, an increase of 22 percent over April 2005. The double-digit growth compensates for the March decline in arrivals due mostly to the seasonal shift in the Easter holiday period (In 2005 Easter occurred in March and in 2006 it was in April). Year-to-date travel to the U.S. is up six percent.
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In addition, the following is a summary of top port arrival activity for the first four months.
TOP PORTS January – April 2006
Arrivals to the USA by port-of-entry are tracked on a monthly basis. Department of Commerce 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 2006.
Overseas arrivals (which excludes Canada and Mexico) were flat for the first four months of 2006. Arrivals through the top 15 ports-of-entry accounted for almost 86 percent of all overseas arrivals.
The top three ports of entry (New York JFK, Miami and Los Angeles) accounted for 37 percent of all overseas arrivals, the same market share percentage registered in 2005. ///
Only six of fifteen ports posted increases in arrivals for the first four months of 2006. Detroit registered a double-digit increase. In 2006 Guam (Agana) moved to sixth position; Chicago dropped to eighth and Detroit moved up to thirteenth, displacing Boston to fourteenth.
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U.S. Department of Commerce
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