Arrivals and Receipts for International Travel to the United States - 1997
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Posted November 1998
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COUNTRY OF RESIDENCEARRIVALS (1) (000)% CHANGE ARRIVALS FROM 1996TRAVEL (2) RECEIPTS ($MIL)% CHANGE RECEIPTS FROM 1996r
Canada15,127-1%$8,2331%
Mexico8,433-1%$4,28914%
All Overseas Countries24,1947%$81,6414%
Western Europe10,0077%$28,7010%
United Kingdom3,72115%$9,28112%
Germany1,9940%$5,508-10%
France978-1%$3,4144%
Italy58010%$2,2605%
Netherlands4738%$1,160-15%
Switzerland410-2%$1,343-22%
Spain3281%$1,3039%
Sweden2929%$848-2%
Belgium2412%N/AN/A
Ireland2176%N/AN/A
Austria188-1%N/AN/A
Denmark1456%N/AN/A
Norway14013%$40520%
Finland8239%N/AN/A
Portugal6311%N/AN/A
Greece625%N/AN/A
Eastern Europe3829%$1,3936%
Russia1218%N/AN/A
Poland7320%N/AN/A
Hungary5014%N/AN/A
Czech Republic3728%N/AN/A
South America2,83115%N/AN/A
Brazil94111%$3,86213%
Venezuela4889%$1,7318%
Argentina50322%$2,17027%
Colombia31827%N/AN/A
Chile17913%$74214%
Peru14512%N/AN/A
Ecuador12626%N/AN/A
Uruguay5920%N/AN/A
Central America5648%N/AN/A
Guatemala1353%N/AN/A
Costa Rica1317%N/AN/A
El Salvador939%N/AN/A
Panama828%N/AN/A
Honduras6217%N/AN/A
Nicaragua3812%N/AN/A
Caribbean1,1895%N/AN/A
Bahamas3191%N/AN/A
Dominican Republic1919%N/AN/A
Jamaica2146%N/AN/A
Trinidad & Tobago9614%N/AN/A
Barbados5918%N/AN/A
Cayman Islands46-2%N/AN/A
Netherland Antilles36-3%N/AN/A
Asia7,7563%N/AN/A
Japan5,3684%$16,510-6%
South Korea7470%$2,188-18%
Taiwan4437%$1,401-4%
China (PRC)/Hong Kong432-2%$2,45528%
India17321%$684N/A
Philippines1327%$66914%
Singapore12710%$460-18%
Thailand92-11%$364-15%
Indonesia8710%$416-2%
Malaysia800%$268-25%
Pakistan3513%N/AN/A
Middle East55215%$2,82518%
Israel26013%$1,11216%
Saudi Arabia6819%$56925%
Turkey6828%N/AN/A
Egypt3525%N/AN/A
Oceania6808%N/AN/A
Australia5018%$2,4609%
New Zealand1618%$724-1%
Africa23415%$1,11933%
South Africa1049%$37027%
Total All Countries47,754 $73,2685%
Passenger Fares (3)  $20,8952%
GRAND TOTAL47,7543%$94,1634%

N/A = Not Available

r = 1996 receipts revised July 1998

1 The arrivals data are provided by Tourism Industries and the Immigration and Naturalization Service; Canadian arrival figures are from Statistics Canada; Mexican arrivals data are provided by the Mexican Ministry of Tourism.

2 Final data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, include expenditures in the U.S. and passenger fare receipts.

3 Spending by international visitors traveling to the U.S. on U.S. flag carriers, and other misc. transportation.

Source: Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 6/98.