Table 4-22: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination City1: 2000, 2004, and 2008

Table 4-22: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination City1: 2000, 2004, and 2008

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City 2000 2004 2008
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 5,714 22.0 1 5,162 25.4 1 8,211 32.4
Los Angeles, CA 2 3,533 13.6 2 2,276 11.2 2 2,788 11.0
San Francisco, CA 5 2,831 10.9 5 1,870 9.2 3 2,610 10.3
Miami, FL 4 2,935 11.3 3 2,195 10.8 4 2,585 10.2
Orlando, FL 3 3,013 11.6 4 1,951 9.6 5 2,433 9.6
Las Vegas, NV 6 2,260 8.7 7 1,565 7.7 6 2,027 8.0
Honolulu/Oahu, HI 7 2,234 8.6 5 1,870 9.2 7 1,495 5.9
Washington, DC-MD-VA 8 1,481 5.7 8 1,057 5.2 8 1,470 5.8
Chicago, IL 9 1,351 5.2 9 935 4.6 9 1,368 5.4
Boston, MA 10 1,325 5.1 10 833 4.1 10 1,115 4.4
Philadelphia, PA 21 390 1.5 12 427 2.1 11 710 2.8
San Diego, CA 11 701 2.7 11 508 2.5 12 684 2.7
Atlanta, GA 11 701 2.7 15 366 1.8 13 532 2.1
Houston, TX 18 442 1.7 13 386 1.9 14 481 1.9
Flagstaff, AZ U U U U U U 15 431 1.7
Seattle, WA 20 416 1.6 18 325 1.6 16 405 1.6
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL 13 519 2.0 13 386 1.9 17 380 1.5
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 14 494 1.9 18 325 1.6 17 380 1.5
San Jose, CA 14 494 1.9 16 345 1.7 19 355 1.4
Anaheim, CA 14 494 1.9 18 325 1.6 19 355 1.4
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 17 468 1.8 16 345 1.7 U U U
Florida Keys, FL 26 286 1.1 21 285 1.4 U U U
New Orleans, LA 22 364 1.4 22 244 1.2 U U U
Detroit, MI 23 338 1.3 23 224 1.1 U U U
Denver, CO 26 286 1.1 23 224 1.1 U U U
Newark, NJ 26 286 1.1 25 203 1.0 U U U
Maui, HI 18 442 1.7 24 203 1.0 U U U
Phoenix, AZ 23 338 1.3 24 203 1.0 U U U
Riverside/San Bernadino, CA 29 234 0.9 28 163 0.8 U U U
Portland, OR 36 156 0.6 28 163 0.8 U U U
West Palm Beach, FL 31 208 0.8 28 163 0.8 U U U
Minn./St. Paul, MN 25 312 1.2 28 163 0.8 U U U
Salinas, CA U U U 32 142 0.7 U U U
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 31 208 0.8 32 142 0.7 U U U
Sacramento, CA 31 208 0.8 34 122 0.6 U U U
Baltimore, MD 35 182 0.7 34 122 0.6 U U U
Salt Lake City, UT 36 156 0.6 34 122 0.6 U U U
Hawaii (The Big Island), HI 41 130 0.5 37 102 0.5 U U U
Cincinnati, OH 48 104 0.4 37 102 0.5 U U U
Ft. Myers, FL 36 156 0.6 37 102 0.5 U U U
Nassau, NY 48 104 0.4 37 102 0.5 U U U
Santa Barbara, CA 41 130 0.5 37 102 0.5 U U U
Oakland, CA 31 208 0.8 37 102 0.5 U U U
Sarasota, FL 41 130 0.5 37 102 0.5 U U U
St. Louis, MO 48 104 0.4 37 102 0.5 U U U
Cleveland, OH 48 104 0.4 37 102 0.5 U U U
Melbourne, FL 36 156 0.6 46 81 0.4 U U U
San Antonio, TX 48 104 0.4 46 81 0.4 U U U
Atlantic City, NJ 57 78 0.3 46 81 0.4 U U U
Pittsburgh, PA 48 104 0.4 46 81 0.4 U U U
Charlotte, NC 41 130 0.5 46 81 0.4 U U U
Kauai, HI 48 104 0.4 46 81 0.4 U U U
Nashville, TN 36 156 0.6 46 81 0.4 U U U
Raleigh-Durham, NC 41 130 0.5 46 81 0.4 U U U
Austin, TX 41 130 0.5 54 61 0.3 U U U
Indianapolis, IN 57 78 0.3 54 61 0.3 U U U
Monterey, CA 29 234 U U U U U U U
Tucson, AZ 41 130 U U U U U U U
Fresno, CA 48 104 U U U U U U U
Norfolk, VA 48 104 U U U U U U U
Columbus, OH 57 78 U U U U U U U
United States, total2   25,975     20,322     25,341  

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

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

NOTES: 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 Office of Travel and Tourism Industries instituted a new policy for data quality in 2006. As a result, data is published for fewer cities in subsequent years.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, Overseas Visitors Estimates for U.S. States, Cities, and Census Regions: 2008, Washington, DC: Annual Issues, available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/ as of May 28, 2009.