Table 4-21: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination State and Territory1: 1999, 2003, and 2007

Table 4-21: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination State and Territory1: 1999, 2003, and 2007

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State 1999 2003 2007
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 2 5,798 23.7 1 4,200 23.3 1 7,908 33.1
California 1 6,239 25.5 3 3,984 22.1 2 5,185 21.7
Florida 2 5,798 23.7 1 4,200 23.3 3 4,683 19.6
Hawaii 4 2,740 11.2 4 1,947 10.8 4 1,864 7.8
Nevada 5 2,373 9.7 5 1,370 7.6 5 1,768 7.4
Illinois 6 1,321 5.4 7 829 4.6 6 1,171 4.9
Massachusetts 6 1,321 5.4 7 829 4.6 6 1,171 4.9
Guam 9 1,028 4.2 6 847 4.7 8 1,099 4.6
Texas 8 1,052 4.3 7 829 4.6 9 1,003 4.2
New Jersey 10 905 3.7 10 685 3.8 10 956 4.0
Pennsylvania 13 538 2.2 11 613 3.4 11 812 3.4
Arizona 11 881 3.6 12 487 2.7 12 573 2.4
Georgia 12 612 2.5 13 451 2.5 13 526 2.2
Washington 14 514 2.1 15 342 1.9 14 454 1.9
North Carolina 22 294 1.2 18 252 1.4 15 358 1.5
Colorado 15 465 1.9 17 288 1.6 16 311 1.3
Connecticut 20 343 1.4 18 252 1.4 16 311 1.3
Ohio 18 367 1.5 16 324 1.8 16 311 1.3
Michigan 16 416 1.7 14 361 2.0 U U U
Utah 17 391 1.6 18 252 1.4 U U U
Virginia 20 343 1.4 21 234 1.3 U U U
Louisiana 18 367 1.5 22 216 1.2 U U U
Maryland 23 245 1.0 23 198 1.1 U U U
Oregon 23 245 1.0 24 162 0.9 U U U
Tennessee 25 220 0.9 24 162 0.9 U U U
Indiana 28 171 0.7 26 144 0.8 U U U
South Carolina 30 147 0.6 26 144 0.8 U U U
Wisconsin 28 171 0.7 28 108 0.6 U U U
Minnesota 25 220 0.9 29 90 0.5 U U U
Missouri 25 220 0.9 29 90 0.5 U U U
New Hampshire 30 147 0.6 29 90 0.5 U U U
New Mexico 34 122 0.5 29 90 0.5 U U U
Alabama 35 98 0.4 33 72 0.4 U U U
Kentucky 38 73 0.3 33 72 0.4 U U U
Rhode Island 30 147 0.6 33 72 0.4 U U U
Maine 30 147 0.6 U U U U U U
Alaska 38 73 0.3 U U U U U U
Wyoming 35 98 0.4 U U U U U U
Vermont 35 98 0.4 U U U U U U
Oklahoma 38 73 0.3 U U U U U U
Kansas 41 49 0.2 U U U U U U
United States, total2   24,466     18,026     23,892  

1International travelers to the United States from Canada and Mexico are not included.
2Includes U.S. territories.

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

NOTES: A visitor may visit more than one state. "Percent of U.S. total" represents the percent of overseas visitors visiting the state. These columns, therefore, do not sum to 100. Some states are not shown due to low sampling size of overseas visitors.
The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries instituted a new policy for data quality in 2006. As a result, data is published for fewer states in subsequent years.The District of Columbia is included, together with the rest of its metropolitan area, in table 4-22.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, Overseas Visitation Estimates for U.S. States, Cities, and Census Regions, Washington, DC: Annual Issues, available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/ as of Nov. 19, 2008.