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February 20, 2015, revised July 15, 2015
U.S. Citizen International Outbound Travel up 11 Percent in 2014
Annual Departures totaled a Record 68.2 million travelers
Annual 2014/2013 Comparisons
U.S. travel to overseas markets(1) totaled 30.8 million, up six percent for the year. Regional results were:
U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 37.4 million, up 16 percent compared to 2013.
Annual 2014 Market Shares
U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 45 percent of total U.S. outbound travel, down two percentage points from 2013.
North American markets received 55 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.
Note: Easter/Passover occurred ‘later’ in 2014 (April 20) vs. 2013 (March 31).
For detailed information and data tables please visit: https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2014-O-001/index.html
In 2011 NTTO (then OTTI) began to report U.S. outbound travel monthly by all modes, expanding beyond air-only traffic. Total 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 data from Stats Canada and Banco de Mexico, respectively.
U.S. Department of Commerce
(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, DBX, 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.