66.5 Million Foreign Visitors Came to US in 2023

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Written by Harry Johnson

NTTO’s most recent forecast predicts that international visitor arrivals will exceed the pre-pandemic levels of 2019 by reaching 85.2 million in 2025.

According to the latest data from the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO), the total number of international visitor arrivals in Calendar Year 2023 reached 66.5 million, which is an increase of 15.7 million (+31%) compared to the 50.8 million arrivals in 2022. This represents 84% of the 79.4 million arrivals recorded in 2019. The NTTO‘s most recent forecast predicts that international visitor arrivals will exceed the pre-pandemic levels of 2019 by reaching 85.2 million in 2025.

Major Characteristics of Overseas Visitors to the United States from the Survey of International Air Travelers (SIAT)

  • New York was the most-visited state by overseas travelers in 2023, up from #2 in 2022, followed by Florida and California.
  • New York City was the most-visited city by overseas travelers in 2023, followed by Miami and Los Angeles.
  • 2023 overseas visitation to the following U.S. states/territories surpassed visitation in 2019: Puerto Rico (+85%), Tennessee (+15%), Texas (+7%) and Georgia (+5%).

US Citizen Departures from the United States in 2023

  • Total US citizen departures of 98.5 million in 2023 increased 17.6 million (+22%) from 80.8 million in 2022 to a level 99% of the 99.7 million arrivals in 2019.

Travel Trade Statistics

  • Spending by international visitors to the United States (travel exports) totaled $213.1 billion in 2023, an increase of $47.6 billion (+29%) from $165.5 billion in 2022 to a level 89% of travel exports in 2019.
  • Travel exports accounted for 7.0% of total U.S. exports of goods and services in 2023, up from 5.5% in 2022. Travel exports supported 1.6 million U.S. jobs in 20233.
  • Spending by U.S. residents abroad (travel imports) totaled $215.4 billion in 2023, an increase of $53.5 billion (+33%) from $161.9 billion in 2022 to a level 17% above travel imports in 2019.
  • Travel generated a $2.3 billion trade deficit in 2023.

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Harry Johnson

Harry Johnson has been the assignment editor for eTurboNews for mroe than 20 years. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is originally from Europe. He enjoys writing and covering the news.

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