Departures and Payments for U.S. Travelers Abroad (Outbound) 1997
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Posted December 1998
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Country* Rank1997 Travelers (000)% Change Travelers 1997/1996Travel Payments** ($ MIL)% Change Payments 1997/1996
1 Mexico17,700-10%$7,2209%
2 Canada13,4014%$5,3716%
3 United Kingdom3,57024%$7,91221%
4 France2,09813%$3,36714%
5 Germany1,7969%$3,2099%
6 Italy1,4716%$2,5478%
7 Jamaica1,34130%N/AN/A
8 P.R. of China and Hong Kong1,147N/A$2,383N/A
      Hong Kong671-11%$1,345-15%
9 Japan1,08224%$3,6962%
10 Bahamas1,017-32%N/AN/A
11 Netherlands8227%$1,53530%
12 Spain71416%$96817%
13 Switzerland671-3%$1,2459%
14 South Korea64917%$2,25732%
15 Taiwan (Republic of China)56214%$1,43514%
16 Turkey5199%N/AN/A
17 Brazil49832%$1,05431%
18 Philippines4760%$9870%
19 Australia454-15%$1,511-4%
20 Greece4339%N/AN/A
21 Ireland41115%N/AN/A
22 Singapore3894%$7931%
22 Austria389-6%N/AN/A
24 Bermuda36833%$39426%
24 India36816%$71815%
26 Belgium3253%N/AN/A
26 Colombia32526%N/AN/A
28 Israel3032%$7344%
28 Guatemala30391%N/AN/A
28 Costa Rica30328%N/AN/A
28 Thailand3032%$491-6%
32 Venezuela281-11%$37411%
33 Argentina2601%$56917%
33 Peru260-18%N/AN/A
35 Russia238-14%N/AN/A
36 Trinidad/Tobago216-27%N/AN/A
36 Sweden2169%$220-8%
38 New Zealand195-2%$464-6%
38 Dominican Republic195-18%N/AN/A
38 Czech Republic19523%N/AN/A
38 Poland195-2%N/AN/A
38 Barbados195-2%N/AN/A
38 Denmark195-11%N/AN/A
38 Norway19523%$27163%
Subtotal to Overseas***21,6349%$56,8649%
Total U.S. Resident Travelers52,7351%$69,4559%

* Ranked by 1997 visitation volume

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

*** Excludes travel to Mexico and Canada

Source: Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration, 11/98