US International visitation up 6% In July 2011

US International visitation up 6% In July 2011

The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that 6.6 million international visitors travelled to the United States in July 2011, a six percent increase over July 2010. For the first seven months of 2011, visitation (35.2 million) was up five percent compared to the same period in 2010.

Overseas Resident Visitation

  In July 2011, overseas resident visitation (3.0 million) was up five percent over July 2010.
  July YTD 2011, overseas resident visits (15.5 million) were up six percent compared to the same period of 2010.
  In July 2011, increases were registered in seven of the nine overseas regions.
  July YTD 2011, increases were registered in seven overseas regions.

North American Resident Visitation

  In July 2011, non-resident visits from Canada (2.3 million) were up nine percent and visits from Mexico (1.3 million) were up two percent.
  July YTD 2011, non-resident visits from Canada (12.1 million) increased six percent while visits from Mexico (7.6 million) were down one percent for the year.

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Top 10 Countries (Sort based on YTD July 2011)

  In July 2011, eight of the top 10 countries posted increases in resident visitation.
  July YTD 2011, eight of the top 10 countries posted increases in visitation to the United States.

Top Ports: YTD July 2011

YTD July 2011, visitation through the top 15 ports of entry accounted for 82 percent of all overseas visits, the same as last year. The top three ports (New York, Miami and Los Angeles) accounted for 40 percent of all overseas arrivals, two percentage points above last year. Eleven of the top 15 ports posted increases in arrivals during the first seven months of 2011. Six of these ports posted double-digit increases.

Throughout this report, percent changes posted for international visitation to the United States for July 2011 were calculated by comparing data in July 2011 to data in July 2010. Also, percent changes posted for year to date 2011 were calculated by comparing data January - July 2011 to data January - July 2010.

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