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US international travel for February year-to-date 2012 up six percent

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February Year-to-Date (2012/2011) Comparisons

U.S. travel to overseas markets(1) markets reached 3.8 million, up 13 percent in the first two months. Regional results were:

February Year-to-Date (2012/2011) Comparisons

U.S. travel to overseas markets(1) markets reached 3.8 million, up 13 percent in the first two months. Regional results were:

Europe, 1.1 million travelers, up nine percent

Caribbean, 1.0 million travelers, up 14 percent

Asia, 688,000 travelers, up 11 percent

Central America, 396,000 travelers, up 25 percent

South America, 264,000 travelers, up seven percent

Middle East, 224,000 travelers, up 19 percent

Oceania, 102,000 travelers, up 12 percent

Africa, 49,000 travelers, down five percent

U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 4.3 million, up one percent.

Mexico, 3.3 million travelers, was flat, but air travel (990,000) was up 16 percent.

Canada, 984,000 travelers, was up four percent and air travel (380,000) was up by six percent

February Year-to Date Market Share

U.S. travel to overseas claimed 47 percent of all U.S. outbound international travel.

Europe a 13 percent share;

Caribbean a 12 percent share;

Asia a nine 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;

Africa a one percent share.

North American markets received 53 percent of all U.S. international outbound travel.

U.S. travel to Mexico a 41 percent share; and
Canada a 12 percent share.

Total U.S. outbound travel for January and February were up one percent and twelve percent, respectively.