Data recently released by the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) show that in April 2022, total non-U.S. resident international visitor volume to the United States of 4,330,371 increased 216.5% from April 2021 and was 61.5% of total visitor volume in pre-pandemic April 2019, up from the prior month’s 51.8%. Overseas visitor volume to the United States of 2,043,604 increased 348.5% from April 2021.
April 2022 was the thirteenth consecutive month that total non-U.S. resident international arrivals to the United States increased on a year-over-year basis.
The largest number of international visitors was from Canada (1,247,395), Mexico (1,039,372), United Kingdom (328,200), France (141,421) and Germany (134,973). Combined, these top 5 source markets accounted for 66.8% of total international arrivals.
Comparing the level of visitation of the top 20 source markets in April 2022 to the level in April 2019, the top performers were Chile (+111%), Colombia (+104%), Dominican Republic (+101%), Israel (+85%) and Ecuador (+84%), while the bottom performers were South Korea (+27%), Australia (+40%), Italy (+46%), Argentina (+55%) and Brazil (+57%).
International Departures from the United States
Total U.S. citizen international visitor departures from the United States of 6,033,156 increased 97% compared to April 2021 and were almost 80% of total departures in pre-pandemic April 2019.
April 2022 was the fourteenth consecutive month that total U.S. citizen international visitor departures from the United States increased on a year-over-year basis.
Mexico recorded the largest outbound visitor volume of 2,717,341 (45.0% of total departures). Canada recorded a significant year-over-year increase of 1,739%.
Combined YTD, Mexico (10,327,264) and the Caribbean (2,812,919) accounted for 65.0% of total U.S. citizen international visitor departures.
Europe YTD (2,600,428) increased 688% YOY, accounting for 12.9% of all departures. This was up from a 4.1% share in 2021 April YYD.