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US citizen international outbound travel up 10 percent in 2014

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WASHINGTON, DC – US travel in December up 17 percent.

Annual 2014/2013 Comparisons

U.S. travel to overseas markets totaled 30.8 million, up six percent for the year. Regional results were:

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WASHINGTON, DC – US travel in December up 17 percent.

Annual 2014/2013 Comparisons

U.S. travel to overseas markets totaled 30.8 million, up six percent for the year. Regional results were:

• Europe, 11.9 million travelers, up four percent

• Caribbean, 7.2 million travelers, up ten percent

• Asia, 4.5 million travelers, up four percent

• Central America, 2.7 million travelers, up eight percent

• Middle East, 1.8 million travelers, up 13 percent

• South America, 1.8 million travelers, up two percent

• Oceania, 601,000 travelers, up five percent

• Africa, 358,000 travelers, up two percent

U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 37.5 million, up 14 percent compared to 2013.

• Mexico, a record 25.4 million (preliminary) U.S. travelers, up 22 percent. Border 1+ night travel was a significant contributor to overall Mexico performance from March through December. U.S. air travel to Mexico (6.9 million) was up 11 percent.

• Canada, 12.1 million travelers, up one percent. Air travel (4.1 million) was up by eight percent.

Annual 2014 Market Shares

U.S. travel to overseas locationsaccounted for 45 percent of total U.S. outbound travel, down two percentage points from 2013.

• Europe, a 17 percent share;

• Caribbean, an 11 percent share;

• Asia, a seven percent share;

• Central America, a four percent share;

• Middle East, a three percent share;

• South America, a three percent share;

• Oceania, a one percent share, and

• Africa, a one percent share

North American markets received 55 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.

• U.S. travel to Mexico a 37 percent share; and
• Canada, an 18 percent share.

Easter/Passover occurred ‘later’ in 2014 (April 20) vs. 2013 (March 31).

Thanksgiving (U.S.) occurred ‘earlier’ in 2014 (Nov. 27) vs 2013 (Nov. 28)

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