On average, international visitors injected nearly $1.3 billion more a month into the U.S. economy than they did the previous year.
Americans spent nearly $118.1 billion traveling abroad last year (up 8%) - resulting in a $50.0 billion trade surplus for travel and tourism for 2012 - a 16 percent more favorable balance of trade than 2011 and the largest trade gap in history for U.S. travel and tourism.
The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries recently released the follow spending-related data:
United States Travel and Tourism Exports, Imports, and the Balance of Trade report for 2012
Top 10 International Markets: Spending report for 2012
Monthly Visitor Spending (Exports/Imports/Balance) in Excel for 2012
Annual Visitor Spending (1960-2012) in Excel
U.S. Travel and Tourism Balance of Trade: 2003 - 2012 (All Countries)