U.S. Citizen International Travel down in February

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U.S. travel to overseas markets totaled 1.82 million, down three percent in February.

Regional results were:

• Europe, 481,000 travelers, down three percent
• Caribbean, 512,000 travelers, down five percent
• Asia, 298,000 travelers, down six percent
• Central America, 203,000 travelers, flat
• South America, 139,000 travelers, flat
• Middle East, 109,000 travelers, up four percent
• Oceania, 57,000 travelers, up six percent
• Africa, 23,000 travelers, up four percent

Overseas travel was down one percent year-to-date.

U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 2.18 million, down one percent from February 2012.

• Mexico, 1.7 million travelers, flat; however, air travel (530,000) was up one percent
• Canada, 526,000 travelers, down two percent; air travel (189,000) also down two percent

Travel to Canada and Mexico was flat year-to-date.

February 2013 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 a 42 percent share; and
• Canada almost a 12 percent share.

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