Table 4-22: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination City: 2002, 2006, and 2010

Table 4-22: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination City: 2002, 2006, and 2010

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City 2002 2006 2010
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 4,244 22.2 1 6,219 28.7 1 8,462 32.1
Los Angeles, CA 2 2,256 11.8 2 2,514 11.6 2 3,348 12.7
Miami, FL 3 2,198 11.5 5 1,972 9.1 3 3,111 11.8
Orlando, FL 4 1,873 9.8 3 1,993 9.2 4 2,715 10.3
San Francisco, CA 5 1,644 8.6 3 1,993 9.2 5 2,636 10.0
Las Vegas, NV 7 1,223 6.4 7 1,647 7.6 6 2,425 9.2
Washington, DC 8 1,032 5.4 8 1,062 4.9 7 1,740 6.6
Honolulu, HI 6 1,587 8.3 6 1,733 8.0 8 1,634 6.2
Boston, MA 10 822 4.3 10 997 4.6 9 1,186 4.5
Chicago, IL 9 1,013 5.3 8 1,062 4.9 10 1,134 4.3
San Diego, CA 12 440 2.3 11 650 3.0 11 765 2.9
Atlanta, GA 11 535 2.8 12 477 2.2 12 712 2.7
Philadelphia, PA 13 421 2.2 U U U 13 633 2.4
Flagstaff/Grand Canyon/Sedona, AZ U U U U U U 14 501 1.9
Seattle, WA 19 306 1.6 16 325 1.5 15 475 1.8
Houston, TX 14 363 1.9 13 455 2.1 16 448 1.7
Anaheim-Santa Ana, CA 17 325 1.7 14 303 1.4 17 369 1.4
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL 14 363 1.9 U U U 18 343 1.3
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX 17 325 1.7 U U U 18 343 1.3
San Jose, CA 16 344 1.8 14 412 1.9 20 290 1.1
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 20 287 1.5 U U U U U U
Denver, CO 21 249 1.3 U U U U U U
Detroit, MI 21 249 1.3 U U U U U U
Phoenix, AZ 21 249 1.3 U U U U U U
New Orleans, LA 24 229 1.2 U U U U U U
Florida Keys, FL 25 210 1.1 U U U U U U
Maui, HI 25 210 1.1 U U U U U U
Newark, NJ 27 172 0.9 U U U U U U
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 28 153 0.8 U U U U U U
Riverside/San Bernadino, CA 28 153 0.8 U U U U U U
West Palm Beach, FL 28 153 0.8 U U U U U U
Baltimore, MD 31 134 0.7 U U U U U U
Minn./St. Paul, MN 31 134 0.7 U U U U U U
Sacramento, CA 31 134 0.7 U U U U U U
Ft. Myers, FL 34 115 0.6 U U U U U U
Melbourne, FL 34 115 0.6 U U U U U U
Monterey, CA 34 115 0.6 U U U U U U
Nassau, NY 34 115 0.6 U U U U U U
Portland, OR 34 115 0.6 U U U U U U
Salt Lake City, UT 34 115 0.6 U U U U U U
Sarasota, FL 34 115 0.6 U U U U U U
Cincinnati, OH 41 96 0.5 U U U U U U
Columbus, OH 41 96 0.5 U U U U U U
Hawaii (The Big Island), HI 41 96 0.5 U U U U U U
Oakland, CA 41 96 0.5 U U U U U U
Pittsburgh, PA 41 96 0.5 U U U U U U
Santa Barbara, CA 41 96 0.5 U U U U U U
Albany, NY 47 76 0.4 U U U U U U
Atlantic City, NJ 47 76 0.4 U U U U U U
Austin, TX 47 76 0.4 U U U U U U
Charlotte, NC 47 76 0.4 U U U U U U
Indianapolis, IN 47 76 0.4 U U U U U U
Nashville, TN 47 76 0.4 U U U U U U
Raleigh-Durham, NC 47 76 0.4 U U U U U U
San Antonio, TX 47 76 0.4 U U U U U U
Cleveland, OH 47 57 0.3 U U U U U U
Daytona Beach, FL 56 57 0.3 U U U U U U
Jacksonville, FL 56 57 0.3 U U U U U U
Memphis, TN 56 57 0.3 U U U U U U
St. Louis, MO 56 57 0.3 U U U U U U
Tucson, AZ 56 57 0.3 U U U U U U
United States, total2   19,117     21,668     26,363  

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 Jul. 6, 2011.