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The United States National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) announced tourism statistics for September 2022.
According to the new data, the total non-U.S. resident international visitor volume to the United States of 4,874,485, increased 159.6% compared to September 2021 and rose to 72.7% of the pre-COVID total visitor volume reported for September 2019, up from the prior month’s 70.2%.
Overseas visitor volume to the United States of 2,288,874 increased 220.1% from September 2021.
September 2022 was the eighteenth consecutive month that total non-U.S. resident international arrivals to the United States increased on a year-over-year (YOY) basis.
Of the top 20 tourist generating countries to the United States, Colombia (with 68,821 visitors), and Ecuador (with 33,796 visitors), were the only countries that reported a decrease in visitor volume in September 2022 compared to September 2021, with a -4.1%, and a -18.5%, change respectively.
The largest number of international visitor arrivals was from Canada (1,412,628), Mexico (1,172,983), the United Kingdom (340,095), Germany (165,855) and India (117,151). Combined, these top 5 source markets accounted for 65.8% of total international arrivals.
International Departures from the United States
Total U.S. citizen international visitor departures from the United States of 6,893,367 increased 62% compared to September 2021 and were 91% of total departures in pre-pandemic September 2019.
September 2022 was the eighteenth consecutive month that total U.S. citizen international visitor departures from the United States increased on a YOY basis.
Mexico recorded the largest outbound visitor volume of 2,495,261 (36.2% of total departures for September and 41.2% year-to-date (YTD). Canada recorded a significant YOY increase of 171.3%.
Combined YTD, Mexico (24,492,895) and the Caribbean (6,923,652) accounted for 52.9% of total U.S. citizen international visitor departures, down 1.2 percentage points from August 2022 YTD.
September U.S. outbound visitor volume to Europe was up 10.3% from September 2021. At 12,073,202 YTD, Europe was the second largest market for outbound U.S. visitors through the first nine months of 2022. During this time, U.S. visitor volume to Europe increased 258% and accounted for 20.3% of all departures.