Table 4-22: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination City

Table 4-22: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination City

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  1998 2001 2003
Rank Visitors (thousands) Percent of U.S. total Rank Visitors (thousands) Percent of U.S. total Rank Visitors (thousands) Percent of U.S. total
New York City, NY 1 5,000 21.1 1 4,803 22.0 1 3,984 22.1
Los Angeles, CA 2 3,555 15.0 2 2,816 12.9 2 2,127 11.8
Miami, FL 3 3,270 13.8 3 2,554 11.7 3 2,073 11.5
Orlando, FL 4 2,867 12.1 4 2,467 11.3 4 1,767 9.8
San Francisco, CA 5 2,583 10.9 5 1,965 9.0 5 1,694 9.4
Honolulu/Oahu, HI 6 2,228 9.4 6 1,747 8.0 6 1,622 9.0
Las Vegas, NV 7 1,801 7.6 7 1,506 6.9 7 1,298 7.2
Washington, DC-MD-VA 8 1,398 5.9 8 1,201 5.5 8 865 4.8
Chicago, IL 9 1,209 5.1 9 1,070 4.9 9 775 4.3
Boston, MA 10 1,043 4.4 9 1,070 4.9 10 757 4.2
San Diego, CA 11 782 3.3 12 589 2.7 11 433 2.4
Houston, TX 16 498 2.1 14 415 1.9 12 397 2.2
Philadelphia, PA 23 355 1.5 14 415 1.9 12 397 2.2
Atlanta, GA 13 569 2.4 11 699 3.2 14 379 2.1
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 14 521 2.2 14 415 1.9 15 342 1.9
San Jose, CA 17 474 2.0 14 415 1.9 16 324 1.8
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL 12 735 3.1 13 502 2.3 16 324 1.8
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 20 403 1.7 20 349 1.6 18 306 1.7
Seattle, WA 17 474 2.0 20 349 1.6 18 306 1.7
Anaheim, CA 14 521 2.2 18 393 1.8 20 288 1.6
Florida Keys, FL 22 379 1.6 22 284 1.3 21 252 1.4
Detroit, MI 25 261 1.1 22 284 1.3 22 234 1.3
New Orleans, LA 23 355 1.5 18 393 1.8 23 198 1.1
Newark, NJ 25 261 1.1 28 196 0.9 23 198 1.1
Phoenix, AZ 19 427 1.8 25 262 1.2 23 198 1.1
Denver, CO 25 261 1.1 27 240 1.1 26 180 1.0
Maui, HI 20 403 1.7 22 284 1.3 26 180 1.0
Monterey, CA 30 237 1.0 34 153 0.7 28 144 0.8
Sacramento, CA 36 166 0.7 34 153 0.7 28 144 0.8
West Palm Beach, FL 25 261 1.1 30 175 0.8 28 144 0.8
Ft. Myers, FL 25 261 1.1 28 196 0.9 31 126 0.7
Portland, OR 33 190 0.8 43 109 0.5 31 126 0.7
Riverside/San Bernadino, CA 30 237 1.0 30 175 0.8 31 126 0.7
Baltimore, MD 38 142 0.6 34 153 0.7 34 108 0.6
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 30 237 1.0 30 175 0.8 34 108 0.6
Oakland, CA 38 142 0.6 39 131 0.6 34 108 0.6
Pittsburgh, PA 45 118 0.5 43 109 0.5 34 108 0.6
Santa Barbara, CA 36 166 0.7 39 131 0.6 34 108 0.6
Sarasota, FL 33 190 0.8 30 175 0.8 34 108 0.6
Cincinnati, OH 45 118 0.5 43 109 0.5 40 90 0.5
Hawaii, HI 38 142 0.6 39 131 0.6 40 90 0.5
Minn./St. Paul, MN 33 190 0.8 25 262 1.2 40 90 0.5
Nassau, NY 45 118 0.5 34 153 0.7 40 90 0.5
Salt Lake City, UT 45 118 0.5 34 153 0.7 40 90 0.5
San Antonio, TX 45 118 0.5 43 109 0.5 40 90 0.5
Austin, TX 45 118 0.5 39 131 0.6 46 72 0.4
Charlotte, NC 65 47 0.2 43 109 0.5 46 72 0.4
Cleveland, OH 54 95 0.4 43 109 0.5 46 72 0.4
Columbus, OH 63 71 0.3 52 87 0.4 46 72 0.4
Daytona Beach, FL 45 118 0.5 U U U 46 72 0.4
Indianapolis, IN 54 95 0.4 U U U 46 72 0.4
Jacksonville, FL 38 142 0.6 U U U 46 72 0.4
Kauai, HI 54 95 0.4 43 109 0.5 46 72 0.4
Melbourne, FL 38 142 0.6 43 109 0.5 46 72 0.4
Nashville, TN 54 95 0.4 U U U 46 72 0.4
Raleigh-Durham, NC 38 142 0.6 52 87 0.4 46 72 0.4
St. Louis, MO 54 95 0.4 52 87 0.4 46 72 0.4
Tucson, AZ 45 118 0.5 U U U 58 54 0.3
United States, total   23,698     21,833     18,026  

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. "Percent of U.S. total" represents the percent of visitors visiting the city. These columns, therefore, do not sum to 100. Some cities are not shown due to low sampling size of overseas visitors.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Tourism Industries, Overseas Visitors to Select U.S. Cities/Hawaiian Islands, Washington, DC: Annual Issues, available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/ as of June 4, 2004.