Table 4-6: Overseas Visitors to the United States: Top 20 Destination Cities1

Table 4-6: Overseas Visitors to the United States: Top 20 Destination Cities1

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  1995 2000
Rank Visitors (thousands) Share of U.S. total Rank Visitors (thousands) Share of U.S. total
Massachusetts cities in top 20            
Boston 10 970 4.7 10 1,325 5.1
Top 20 cities            
New York City, NY 1 4,254 20.6 1 5,714 22.0
Los Angeles, CA 2 3,323 16.1 2 3,533 13.6
Orlando, FL 4 2,621 12.7 3 3,013 11.6
Miami, FL 3 2,951 14.3 4 2,935 11.3
San Francisco, CA 5 2,539 12.3 5 2,831 10.9
Las Vegas, NV 7 1,754 8.5 6 2,260 8.7
Oahu/Honolulu, HI 6 2,373 11.5 7 2,234 8.6
Washington, DC (metro) 8 1,589 7.7 8 1,481 5.7
Chicago, IL 9 1,053 5.1 9 1,351 5.2
San Diego, CA 11 722 3.5 11 701 2.7
Atlanta, GA 14 495 2.4 11 701 2.7
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL 13 516 2.5 13 519 2.0
San Jose, CA 22 289 1.4 14 494 1.9
Anaheim, CA 14 495 2.4 14 494 1.9
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 21 310 1.5 14 494 1.9
Fort Lauderdale, FL 17 413 2.0 17 468 1.8
Houston, TX 16 433 2.1 18 442 1.7
Maui, HI U U U 18 442 1.7
Seattle, WA 12 537 2.6 20 416 1.6
United States, total   20,639     25,975  

1 International travelers to the United States from Canada and Mexico are not included.

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

NOTE: A visitor may visit more than one city. "Share of U.S. total" represents the percent of visitors visiting the city. These columns, therefore, do not sum to 100.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Tourism Industries, Overseas Visitors to Select U.S. Cities/Hawaiian Islands 2000-1999 (Ranked by 2000 Market Share), Washington, DC: 2001, available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/ as of Oct. 19, 2001; U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Tourism Industries, Overseas Visitors to Select U.S. Cities/Hawaiian Islands 2000-1999 (Ranked by 2000 Market Share), Washington, DC: 2001, available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/ as of Nov. 13, 2001.