US citizen international travel down four percent


WASHINGTON, DC – US citizen outbound travel totaled 4.4 million travelers for the month and 17.7 million YTD. Year-to-date travel was down one percent.

April 2013/2012 Comparisons

U.S. travel to overseas markets(1) totaled 2.2 million, down two percent in April and flat for the year.
Regional results were:

Europe, 815,000 travelers, down two percent

Caribbean, 545,000 travelers, down six percent

Asia, 353,000 travelers, down three percent

Central America, 180,000 travelers, up one percent

South America, 125,000 travelers, flat

Middle East, 119,000 travelers, up six percent

Oceania, 41,000 travelers, up nine percent

Africa, 25,000 travelers, down four percent

U.S. travel to other North American markets totaled 2.23 million, down five percent compared to April 2012.

Mexico, 1.6 million travelers, down three percent; however, air travel (495,000) was up five percent

Canada, 647,000 travelers, down 10 percent; air travel (240,000) was down one percent

Travel to Canada and Mexico was down one percent for the year.

April 2013 YTD Market Share

U.S. travel to overseas locations accounted for 48 percent of U.S. outbound international travel.

Europe, a 15 percent share;

Caribbean, a 13 percent share;

Asia, an eight percent share;

Central America, a five percent share;

South America, a three percent share;

Middle East, a three percent share;

Oceania, a one percent share, and
Africa, almost a one percent share

North American markets received 52 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.

U.S. travel to Mexico a 39 percent share; and
Canada a 13 percent share.