Table 15. Top 15 Countries Visited by U.S. Residents for Overnight Travel: 2000

Table 15. Top 15 Countries Visited by U.S. Residents for Overnight Travel: 2000

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Rank Country Number (thousands) Percent
1 Mexico 18,849  31.0
2 Canada 15,114  24.9
3 U.K.  4,189   6.9
4 France  2,927   4.8
5 Germany  2,309   3.8
6 Italy  2,148   3.5
7 China1  1,476   2.4
8 Japan  1,262   2.1
8 Spain  1,262   2.1
9 Netherlands  1,101   1.8
10 Switzerland    994   1.6
11 Bahamas    913   1.5
12 Jamaica    886   1.5
13 Republic of Korea    779   1.3
14 Ireland    725   1.2
15 Australia    698   1.1
  Total, top 15 countries 55,632  91.5
  Total, all countries 60,816 100.0

1 China includes Hong Kong.

NOTE: Overnight travel includes trips of at least one night or longer. Data for Canada and Mexico do not include same-day travel, which accounts for the majority of trips by U.S. residents to both of these countries.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Tourism Industries, "U.S. Resident Travel Abroad: Historical Visitation Outbound 1990-2000 (One or More Nights)," available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov, as of July 18, 2001.