U.S. International visitation Up 7% in September 2011

U.S. International visitation Up 7% in September 2011

The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that 5.4 million international visitors traveled to the United States in September 2011, a seven percent increase over September 2010. For the first nine months of 2011, visitation (47.4 million) was up five percent compared to the same period in 2010.

Highlights
Overseas Resident Visitation

In September 2011, overseas resident visitation (2.6 million) was up six percent over September 2010.
September YTD 2011, overseas resident visits (21.0 million) were up six percent compared to the same period of 2010.
In September 2011, increases were registered in eight of the nine overseas regions.
September YTD 2011, increases were registered in seven overseas regions.
North American Resident Visitation

In September 2011, non-resident visits from Canada (1.7 million) were up seven percent and visits from Mexico (1.1 million) were up 10 percent.
September YTD 2011, non-resident visits from Canada (16.6 million) increased six percent while visits from Mexico (9.8 million) were up one percent for the year.
Top 10 Countries (Sort based on YTD September 2011)

In September 2011, seven of the top 10 countries posted increases in resident visitation.
September YTD 2011, nine of the top 10 countries posted increases in visitation to the United States.

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Top Ports: YTD September 2011
YTD September 2011, visitation through the top 15 ports of entry accounted for 81 percent of all overseas visits, the same as last year. The top three ports (New York, Miami and Los Angeles) accounted for 39 percent of all overseas arrivals, two percentage points above last year. Eleven of the top 15 ports posted increases in arrivals during the first nine months of 2011. Five of these ports posted double-digit increases.

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