Table 4-22: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination City1: 2001, 2005, and 2009

Table 4-22: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination City1: 2001, 2005, and 2009

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City 2001 2005 2009
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-WP-Wayne, NY 1 4,803 22.0 1 5,810 26.8 1 7,792 32.8
Miami, FL 3 2,554 11.7 4 2,081 9.6 2 2,661 11.2
Los Angeles, CA 2 2,816 12.9 2 2,580 11.9 3 2,518 10.6
Orlando, FL 4 2,467 11.3 5 2,016 9.3 4 2,399 10.1
San Francisco, CA 5 1,965 9.0 3 2,124 9.8 5 2,233 9.4
Las Vegas, NV 7 1,506 6.9 7 1,778 8.2 6 1,853 7.8
Washington, DC 8 1,201 5.5 8 1,106 5.1 7 1,544 6.5
Honolulu, HI 6 1,747 8.0 6 1,821 8.4 8 1,497 6.3
Boston, MA 9 1,070 4.9 10 802 3.7 9 1,140 4.8
Chicago, IL 9 1,070 4.9 9 1,084 5.0 10 1,117 4.7
San Diego, CA 12 589 2.7 12 499 2.3 11 618 2.6
Philadelphia, PA 14 415 1.9 14 434 2.0 12 594 2.5
Atlanta, GA 11 699 3.2 11 564 2.6 13 570 2.4
Houston, TX 14 415 1.9 U U U 14 428 1.8
Flagstaff/Grand Canyon/Sedona, AZ U U U U U U 14 428 1.8
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL 13 502 1.9 13 455 2.1 16 404 1.7
Seattle, WA 20 349 1.6 16 347 1.6 17 356 1.5
Anaheim-Santa Ana, CA 18 393 1.8 15 390 1.8 18 309 1.3
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX 20 349 1.6 U U U 19 285 1.2
San Jose, CA 14 415 1.9 16 347 1.6 20 261 1.1
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 14 415 1.9 U U U U U U
New Orleans, LA 18 393 1.8 U U U U U U
Detroit, MI 22 284 1.3 U U U U U U
Florida Keys, FL 22 284 1.3 U U U U U U
Maui, HI 22 284 1.3 U U U U U U
Phoenix, AZ 25 262 1.2 U U U U U U
Minn./St. Paul, MN 25 262 1.2 U U U U U U
Denver, CO 27 240 1.1 U U U U U U
Newark, NJ 28 196 0.9 U U U U U U
Ft. Myers, FL 28 196 0.9 U U U U U U
Riverside/San Bernadino, CA 30 175 0.8 U U U U U U
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 30 175 0.8 U U U U U U
Sarasota, FL 30 175 0.8 U U U U U U
West Palm Beach, FL 30 175 0.8 U U U U U U
Sacramento, CA 34 153 0.7 U U U U U U
Baltimore, MD 34 153 0.7 U U U U U U
Nassau, NY 34 153 0.7 U U U U U U
Salt Lake City, UT 34 153 0.7 U U U U U U
Monterey, CA 34 153 0.7 U U U U U U
Hawaii (The Big Island), HI 39 131 0.6 U U U U U U
Santa Barbara, CA 39 131 0.6 U U U U U U
Oakland, CA 39 131 0.6 U U U U U U
Austin, TX 39 131 0.6 U U U U U U
Cincinnati, OH 41 109 0.5 U U U U U U
Portland, OR 43 109 0.5 U U U U U U
San Antonio, TX 43 109 0.5 U U U U U U
Melbourne, FL 43 109 0.5 U U U U U U
Atlantic City, NJ 43 109 0.5 U U U U U U
Pittsburgh, PA 43 109 0.5 U U U U U U
Charlotte, NC 43 109 0.5 U U U U U U
Cleveland, OH 43 109 0.5 U U U U U U
Kauai, HI 43 109 0.5 U U U U U U
Tucson, AZ 43 109 0.5 U U U U U U
St. Louis, MO 53 87 0.4 U U U U U U
Columbus, OH 53 87 0.4 U U U U U U
Raleigh-Durham, NC 53 87 0.4 U U U U U U
United States, total2   21,833     21,679     23,756  

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 (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/inbound.general_information.inbound_overview.html as of May 28, 2009.