Table 9-1c Mexico-United States/United States-Mexico Travel by Mode of Transportation

Table 9-1c
Mexico-United States/United States-Mexico Travel by Mode of Transportation

(Thousands of visitors)

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  1990 1995 1996
Mexican source data      
Mexican resident overnight travel to the United States 7,040 8,189 8,709
Air 959 796 983
Land 6,081 7,393 7,726
Motor vehicles N  N  N 
Personal vehicles N  N  N 
Intercity and charter buses N  N  N 
Intercity rail NA  NA  NA 
Pedestrians N  N  N 
Other N  N  N 
Mexican resident same day travel to the United States 91,494 94,710 94,399
Air N  N  N 
Land 91,494 94,710 94,399
Motor vehicles U  U  U 
Personal vehicles N  N  N 
Intercity and charter buses N  N  N 
Intercity rail NA  NA  NA 
Pedestrians U  U  U 
Other N  N  N 
U.S. resident overnight travel to Mexico 16,377 19,221 20,302
Air 3,635 4,741 5,361
Land 12,742 14,480 14,941
Motor vehicles N  N  N 
Personal vehicles N  N  N 
Intercity and charter buses N  N  N 
Intercity rail NA  NA  NA 
Pedestrians N  N  N 
Other N  N  N 
U.S. resident same day travel to Mexico 64,038 63,508 66,859
Air N  N  N 
Land 64,038 63,508 66,859
Motor vehicles U  U  U 
Personal vehicles N  N  N 
Intercity and charter buses N  N  N 
Intercity rail NA  NA  NA 
Pedestrians U  U  U 
Other N  N  N 

KEY: NA = Not applicable. N = Data are nonexistent. U = Data are unavailable.

NOTE: For information on Mexico's travel surveys and definitions of specific types of international visitors and which of these visitors are included in the categories shown in Table 9-1c, See Appendix B.

Mexican resident same day travel to the United States and U.S. resident same day travel to Mexico: Totals do not include same day travel by air.

SOURCES

Mexico

Banco de México. Dirección General de Investigación Económica. Dirección de Medición Económica. (Mexico City, D.F.: 1999).

United States

The United States does not collect data on same day travel to or from the United States nor for Mexican resident overnight travel to the United States for all modes of transportation. Although not used for the purposes of this table, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics' American Travel Survey provides mode of transportation data on U.S. resident travel to Mexico for trips longer than 100 miles (approximately 160 kilometers). (See Appendix B for more information.)