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U.S. Citizen International Travel up: 14.3 million travelers in Q1

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

The National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO) announced that U.S. Citizen International travel is up seven percent in March 2014.

U.S. citizen outbound totaled 14.3 million travelers for first quarter.

europeMarch 2014/2013 YTD Comparisons

U.S. travel to overseas markets (1) totaled 6.5 million, up four percent.

Regional results were:

-       Europe, 1.88 million travelers, up two percent

-       Caribbean, 1.75 million travelers, up five percent

-       Asia, 1.09 million travelers, up two percent

-       Central America, 728,000 travelers, up eight percent

-       South America, 420,000 travelers, down one percent

-       Middle East, 400,000 travelers, up nine percent

-       Oceania, 174,000 travelers, up seven percent

-       Africa, 73,000 travelers, down eight percent

U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 7.7 million, up 11 percent.

- Mexico, 6.2 million travelers, up 16 percent; air travel (1.9 million) up 12 percent

- Canada, 1.57 million travelers, down six percent; air travel (616,000) up two percent

March 2014 YTD Market Share

U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 46 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.

* Europe, a 13 percent share;

* Caribbean, a 12 percent share;

* Asia, an eight percent share;

* Central America, a five percent share;

* South America, a three percent share;

* Middle East, a three percent share;

* Oceania, a one percent share, and

* Africa, almost a one percent share

* North American markets received 54 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.

* U.S. travel to Mexico 43 percent share; and

* Canada 11 percent share.

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