U.S. travel to overseas markets reached 26.2 million, up six percent in the first eleven months. Regional results were:
• Europe, 10.5 million travelers, up four percent
• Caribbean, 5.9 million travelers, up seven percent
• Asia, 4.0 million travelers, up five percent
• Central America, 2.1 million travelers, up 11 percent
• South America, 1.5 million travelers, up three percent
• Middle East, 1.4 million travelers, up 12 percent
• Oceania, 487,000 travelers, up nine percent
• Africa, 334,000 travelers, flat
U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 29.3 million, flat compared to 2011.
• Mexico, 18.1 million travelers, down one percent; air travel (5.2 million) was up four percent
• Canada, 11.1 million travelers, up two percent; air travel (3.3 million) up by two percent
November 2012 Year-to Date Market Share
U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 47 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.
• Europe, a 19 percent share;
• Caribbean, an 11 percent share;
• Asia, a seven percent share;
• Central America, a four percent share;
• South America, a three percent share;
• Middle East, almost three percent share;
• Oceania, a one percent share, and
• Africa, a one percent share.
North American markets received 53 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.
• U.S. travel to Mexico a 33 percent share; and
• Canada a 20 percent share.
Total U.S. outbound travel by month: January, up one percent; February, up 12 percent; March, up eight percent; April, up almost one percent; May, up one percent; June, up five percent; July, down three percent, August, up four percent, September and October, both up almost one percent and November, up two percent.