U.S. Citizen International Travel up Nine Percent in January 2014

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office announced the number of U.S. citizens traveling abroad in the first month of 2014.

france-reims-noelU.S. travel to overseas markets(1) totaled 2.0 million, up four percent in January.

Regional results were:

•           Europe, 578,000 travelers, up three percent

•           Caribbean, 498,000 travelers, up seven percent

•           Asia, 376,000 travelers, up one percent

•           Central America, 219,000 travelers, up 10 percent

•           South America, 128,000 travelers, up two percent

•           Middle East, 140,000 travelers, up nine percent

•           Oceania, 52,000 travelers, up one percent

•           Africa, 24,000 travelers, down eight percent

U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 2.48 million, up 13 percent in January.

•           Mexico, 2.0 million travelers, up 16 percent; air travel (549,000) was also up 16 percent

•           Canada, 476,000 travelers, flat; air travel (188,000) up one percent

January 2014 Market Share

U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 45 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.

•           Europe, a 13 percent share;

•           Caribbean, an 11 percent share;

•           Asia, an eight percent share;

•           Central America, a 10 percent share;

•           South America, a two percent share;

•           Middle East, a nine percent share;

•           Oceania, a one percent share, and

•           Africa, almost a one percent share

North American markets received 55 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel, up two percentage points from January in 2013.

•           U.S. travel to Mexico almost 45 percent share; and

•           Canada almost a 12 percent share.

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