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September 12, 2011

INTERNATIONAL VISITATION UP FOUR PERCENT IN JUNE 2011 AND UP FIVE PERCENT JUNE YTD 2011

The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that 4.9 million international visitors traveled to the United States in June 2011, a four percent increase over June 2010. For the first six months of 2011, visitation (28.6 million) was up five percent compared to the same period in 2010.

Highlights
Overseas Resident Visitation

  • In June 2011, overseas resident visitation (2.5 million) was up seven percent over June 2010.
  • June YTD 2011, overseas resident visits (12.5 million) were up six percent compared to the same period of 2010.
  • In June 2011, increases were registered in eight of the nine overseas regions.
  • June YTD 2011, increases were registered in seven overseas regions.

North American Resident Visitation

  • In June 2011, non-resident visits from Canada (1.4 million) were up six percent and visits from Mexico (1.0 million) were down five percent.
  • June YTD 2011, non-resident visits from Canada (9.8 million) increased six percent while visits from Mexico (6.3 million) were down one percent for the year.

Top 10 Countries (Sort based on YTD June 2011)

  • In June 2011, seven of the top 10 countries posted increases in resident visitation.
  • June YTD 2011, eight of the top 10 countries posted increases in visitation to the United States.

Top 10 Countries (Sort based on YTD June 2011)

Country of Residence % Change June
2011 vs. 2010
% Change YTD June
2011 vs. 2010
  Canada 6% 6%
  Mexico -5% -1%
  United Kingdom -5% 3%
  Japan -12% -7%
  Germany 37% 7%
  Brazil 34% 28%
  France 8% 21%
  South Korea 4% 8%
  Australia 17% 23%
  People's Republic of China
  (EXCL HK)
26% 32%

Top Ports: YTD June 2011
YTD June 2011, visitation through the top 15 ports of entry accounted for 83 percent of all overseas visits, one half of one percentage point lower than last year. The top three ports (New York, Miami and Los Angeles) accounted for 40 percent of all overseas arrivals, nearly two percentage points above last year. Eleven of the top 15 ports posted increases in arrivals during the first six months of 2011. Six of these ports posted double-digit increases.

Access to OTTI Data
Industry & Analysis' Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) collects, analyzes and disseminates international travel and tourism statistics from the U.S. Travel and Tourism Statistical System. OTTI produces visitation data tables, including a more detailed region, country and port analyses. To access these data, you are encouraged to visit the OTTI monthly arrivals page at <https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2011-I-001/index.html>.

National Export Initiative
To improve conditions that directly affect the private sector's ability to export and to boost employment recovery, on March 11, 2010 President Obama created the National Export Initiative (NEI). The automation of the arrival/departure form [CBP Form I-94W] for Visa Waiver Program travelers supports this initiative as the automated form will greatly improve the measurement of international arrival data to the United States. To learn more about the NEI, you are encouraged to visit <https://www.trade.gov/nei/index.asp>.


Throughout this report, percent changes posted for international visitation to the United States for June 2011 were calculated by comparing data in June 2011 to data in June 2010. Also, percent changes posted for year to date 2011 were calculated by comparing data January - June 2011 to data January - June 2010.