Table 4-22: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination City1: 1998, 2001, and 2004

Table 4-22: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination City1: 1998, 2001, and 2004

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  1998 2001 2004
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 5,162 25.4
Los Angeles, CA 2 3,555 15.0 2 2,816 12.9 2 2,276 11.2
Miami, FL 3 3,270 13.8 3 2,554 11.7 3 2,195 10.8
Orlando, FL 4 2,867 12.1 4 2,467 11.3 4 1,951 9.6
Honolulu/Oahu, HI 6 2,228 9.4 6 1,747 8.0 5 1,870 9.2
San Francisco, CA 5 2,583 10.9 5 1,965 9.0 5 1,870 9.2
Las Vegas, NV 7 1,801 7.6 7 1,506 6.9 7 1,565 7.7
Washington, DC-MD-VA 8 1,398 5.9 8 1,201 5.5 8 1,057 5.2
Chicago, IL 9 1,209 5.1 9 1,070 4.9 9 935 4.6
Boston, MA 10 1,043 4.4 9 1,070 4.9 10 833 4.1
San Diego, CA 11 782 3.3 12 589 2.7 11 508 2.5
Philadelphia, PA 23 355 1.5 14 415 1.9 12 427 2.1
Houston, TX 16 498 2.1 14 415 1.9 13 386 1.9
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL 12 735 3.1 13 502 2.3 13 386 1.9
Atlanta, GA 13 569 2.4 11 699 3.2 15 366 1.8
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 14 521 2.2 14 415 1.9 16 345 1.7
San Jose, CA 17 474 2.0 14 415 1.9 16 345 1.7
Anaheim, CA 14 521 2.2 18 393 1.8 18 325 1.6
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 20 403 1.7 20 349 1.6 18 325 1.6
Seattle, WA 17 474 2.0 20 349 1.6 18 325 1.6
Florida Keys, FL 22 379 1.6 22 284 1.3 21 285 1.4
New Orleans, LA 23 355 1.5 18 393 1.8 22 244 1.2
Denver, CO 25 261 1.1 27 240 1.1 23 224 1.1
Detroit, MI 25 261 1.1 22 284 1.3 23 224 1.1
Maui, HI 20 403 1.7 22 284 1.3 25 203 1.0
Newark, NJ 25 261 1.1 28 196 0.9 25 203 1.0
Phoenix, AZ 19 427 1.8 25 262 1.2 25 203 1.0
Minn./St. Paul, MN 33 190 0.8 25 262 1.2 28 163 0.8
Portland, OR 33 190 0.8 43 109 0.5 28 163 0.8
Riverside/San Bernadino, CA 30 237 1.0 30 175 0.8 28 163 0.8
West Palm Beach, FL 25 261 1.1 30 175 0.8 28 163 0.8
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 30 237 1.0 30 175 0.8 32 142 0.7
Monterey, CA 30 237 1.0 34 153 0.7 32 142 0.7
Baltimore, MD 38 142 0.6 34 153 0.7 34 122 0.6
Sacramento, CA 36 166 0.7 34 153 0.7 34 122 0.6
Salt Lake City, UT 45 118 0.5 34 153 0.7 34 122 0.6
Cincinnati, OH 45 118 0.5 43 109 0.5 37 102 0.5
Cleveland, OH 54 95 0.4 43 109 0.5 37 102 0.5
Ft. Myers, FL 25 261 1.1 28 196 0.9 37 102 0.5
Hawaii, HI 38 142 0.6 39 131 0.6 37 102 0.5
Nassau, NY 45 118 0.5 34 153 0.7 37 102 0.5
Oakland, CA 38 142 0.6 39 131 0.6 37 102 0.5
Santa Barbara, CA 36 166 0.7 39 131 0.6 37 102 0.5
Sarasota, FL 33 190 0.8 30 175 0.8 37 102 0.5
St. Louis, MO 54 95 0.4 52 87 0.4 37 102 0.5
Atlantic City, NJ 54 95 0.4 43 109 0.5 46 81 0.4
Charlotte, NC 65 47 0.2 43 109 0.5 46 81 0.4
Kauai, HI 54 95 0.4 43 109 0.5 46 81 0.4
Melbourne, FL 38 142 0.6 43 109 0.5 46 81 0.4
Nashville, TN 54 95 0.4 U U U 46 81 0.4
Pittsburgh, PA 45 118 0.5 43 109 0.5 46 81 0.4
Raleigh-Durham, NC 38 142 0.6 52 87 0.4 46 81 0.4
San Antonio, TX 45 118 0.5 43 109 0.5 46 81 0.4
Austin, TX 45 118 0.5 39 131 0.6 54 61 0.3
Indianapolis, IN 54 95 0.4 U U U 54 61 0.3
United States, total2   23,698     21,833     20,322  

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

2 Includes U.S. territories.

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 Oct. 24, 2005.