Table 4-22: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination City1: 1998, 2002, and 2006

Table 4-22: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination City1: 1998, 2002, and 2006

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City 1998 2002 2006
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 4,244 22.2 1 6,219 28.7
Los Angeles, CA 2 3,555 15.0 2 2,256 11.8 2 2,514 11.6
Orlando, FL 4 2,867 12.1 4 1,873 9.8 3 1,993 9.2
San Francisco, CA 5 2,583 10.9 5 1,644 8.6 3 1,993 9.2
Miami, FL 3 3,270 13.8 3 2,198 11.5 5 1,972 9.1
Honolulu/Oahu, HI 6 2,228 9.4 6 1,587 8.3 6 1,733 8.0
Las Vegas, NV 7 1,801 7.6 7 1,223 6.4 7 1,647 7.6
Chicago, IL 9 1,209 5.1 9 1,013 5.3 8 1,062 4.9
Washington, DC-MD-VA 8 1,398 5.9 8 1,032 5.4 8 1,062 4.9
Boston, MA 10 1,043 4.4 10 822 4.3 10 997 4.6
San Diego, CA 11 782 3.3 12 440 2.3 11 650 3.0
Atlanta, GA 13 569 2.4 11 535 2.8 12 477 2.2
Houston, TX 16 498 2.1 14 363 1.9 13 455 2.1
San Jose, CA 17 474 2.0 16 344 1.8 14 412 1.9
Seattle, WA 17 474 2.0 19 306 1.6 15 325 1.5
Anaheim, CA 14 521 2.2 17 325 1.7 16 303 1.4
Philadelphia, PA 23 355 1.5 13 421 2.2 U U U
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL 12 735 3.1 14 363 1.9 U U U
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 20 403 1.7 17 325 1.7 U U U
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 14 521 2.2 20 287 1.5 U U U
Denver, CO 25 261 1.1 21 249 1.3 U U U
Detroit, MI 25 261 1.1 21 249 1.3 U U U
Phoenix, AZ 19 427 1.8 21 249 1.3 U U U
New Orleans, LA 23 355 1.5 24 229 1.2 U U U
Florida Keys, FL 22 379 1.6 25 210 1.1 U U U
Maui, HI 20 403 1.7 25 210 1.1 U U U
Newark, NJ 25 261 1.1 27 172 0.9 U U U
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 30 237 1.0 28 153 0.8 U U U
Riverside/San Bernadino, CA 30 237 1.0 28 153 0.8 U U U
West Palm Beach, FL 25 261 1.1 28 153 0.8 U U U
Baltimore, MD 38 142 0.6 31 134 0.7 U U U
Minn./St. Paul, MN 33 190 0.8 31 134 0.7 U U U
Sacramento, CA 36 166 0.7 31 134 0.7 U U U
Ft. Myers, FL 25 261 1.1 34 115 0.6 U U U
Melbourne, FL 38 142 0.6 34 115 0.6 U U U
Nassau, NY 45 118 0.5 34 115 0.6 U U U
Portland, OR 33 190 0.8 34 115 0.6 U U U
Salinas, CA 30 237 1.0 34 115 0.6 U U U
Salt Lake City, UT 45 118 0.5 34 115 0.6 U U U
Sarasota, FL 33 190 0.8 34 115 0.6 U U U
Cincinnati, OH 45 118 0.5 41 96 0.5 U U U
Columbus, IN U U U 41 96 0.5 U U U
Hawaii, HI 38 142 0.6 41 96 0.5 U U U
Oakland, CA 38 142 0.6 41 96 0.5 U U U
Pittsburgh, PA 45 118 0.5 41 96 0.5 U U U
Santa Barbara, CA 36 166 0.7 41 96 0.5 U U U
Albany, NY 68 47 0.2 47 76 0.4 U U U
Atlantic City, NJ 54 95 0.4 47 76 0.4 U U U
Austin, TX 45 118 0.5 47 76 0.4 U U U
Charlotte, NC 68 47 0.2 47 76 0.4 U U U
Indianapolis, IN 54 95 0.4 47 76 0.4 U U U
Nashville, TN 54 95 0.4 47 76 0.4 U U U
Raleigh-Durham, NC 38 142 0.6 47 76 0.4 U U U
San Antonio, TX 45 118 0.5 47 76 0.4 U U U
United States, total2   23,698     19,117     21,668  

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.

The OTTI instituted a new policy for data quality in 2006. As a result, data is published for fewer states in 2006 than in previous years.

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 Nov. 23, 2007.