Table 4-19: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination City

Table 4-19: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination City

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  1997 2000 2002
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 5,008 20.7 1 5,714 22.0 1 4,244 22.2
Los Angeles, CA 2 3,920 16.2 2 3,533 13.6 2 2,256 11.8
Miami, FL 3 3,315 13.7 4 2,935 11.3 3 2,198 11.5
Orlando, FL 5 2,782 11.5 3 3,013 11.6 4 1,873 9.8
San Francisco, CA 4 2,855 11.8 5 2,831 10.9 5 1,644 8.6
Oahu/Honolulu, HI 6 2,468 10.2 7 2,234 8.6 6 1,587 8.3
Las Vegas, NV 7 2,105 8.7 6 2,260 8.7 7 1,223 6.4
Metro DC Area, DC-MD-VA 8 1,427 5.9 8 1,481 5.7 8 1,032 5.4
Chicago, IL 10 1,089 4.5 9 1,351 5.2 9 1,013 5.3
Boston, MA 9 1,137 4.7 10 1,325 5.1 10 822 4.3
Atlanta, GA 14 532 2.2 11 701 2.7 11 535 2.8
San Diego, CA 11 823 3.4 11 701 2.7 12 440 2.3
Philadelphia, PA 20 387 1.6 21 390 1.5 13 421 2.2
Houston, TX 17 460 1.9 18 442 1.7 14 363 1.9
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL 13 556 2.3 13 519 2.0 14 363 1.9
San Jose, CA 19 411 1.7 14 494 1.9 16 344 1.8
Anaheim, CA 12 605 2.5 14 494 1.9 17 325 1.7
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 18 436 1.8 14 494 1.9 17 325 1.7
Seattle, WA 14 532 2.2 20 416 1.6 19 306 1.6
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 20 387 1.6 17 468 1.8 20 287 1.5
Denver, CO 25 315 1.3 26 286 1.1 21 249 1.3
Detroit, MI 28 242 1.0 23 338 1.3 21 249 1.3
Phoenix, AZ 20 387 1.6 23 338 1.3 21 249 1.3
New Orleans, LA 23 339 1.4 22 364 1.4 24 229 1.2
Florida Keys, FL 23 339 1.4 26 286 1.1 25 210 1.1
Maui, HI 16 508 2.1 18 442 1.7 25 210 1.1
Newark, NJ 34 194 0.8 26 286 1.1 27 172 0.9
Buffalo, NY 32 218 0.9 31 208 0.8 28 153 0.8
Riverside/San Bern., CA 26 266 1.1 29 234 0.9 28 153 0.8
West Palm Beach, FL 36 169 0.7 31 208 0.8 28 153 0.8
Baltimore, MD 39 145 0.6 35 182 0.7 31 134 0.7
Minn./St. Paul, MN 28 242 1.0 25 312 1.2 31 134 0.7
Sacramento, CA 28 242 1.0 31 208 0.8 31 134 0.7
Ft. Myers, FL 39 145 0.6 36 156 0.6 34 115 0.6
Melbourne, FL 47 121 0.5 36 156 0.6 34 115 0.6
Monterey, CA 26 266 1.1 29 234 0.9 34 115 0.6
Nassau, NY 56 97 0.4 48 104 0.4 34 115 0.6
Portland, OR 28 242 1.0 36 156 0.6 34 115 0.6
Salt Lake City, UT 39 145 0.6 36 156 0.6 34 115 0.6
Sarasota, Fl 34 194 0.8 41 130 0.5 34 115 0.6
Cincinnati, OH 47 121 0.5 48 104 0.4 41 96 0.5
Columbus, OH 64 73 0.3 56 78 0.3 41 96 0.5
Hawaii, HI 32 218 0.9 41 130 0.5 41 96 0.5
Oakland, CA 39 145 0.6 31 208 0.8 41 96 0.5
Pittsburgh, PA 47 121 0.5 48 104 0.4 41 96 0.5
Santa Barbara, CA 36 169 0.7 41 130 0.5 41 96 0.5
Albany, NY U U U U U U 47 76 0.4
Atlantic City, NJ 56 97 0.4 56 78 0.3 47 76 0.4
Austin, TX 56 97 0.4 41 130 0.5 47 76 0.4
Charlotte, NC 47 121 0.5 41 130 0.5 47 76 0.4
Indianapolis, IN 47 121 0.5 56 78 0.3 47 76 0.4
Nashville, TN 39 145 0.6 36 156 0.6 47 76 0.4
Raleigh, NC 39 145 0.6 41 130 0.5 47 76 0.4
San Antonio, TX 56 97 0.4 U U U 47 76 0.4
Cleveland, OH 47 121 0.5 48 104 0.4 55 57 0.3
Daytona Beach, FL 39 145 0.6 U U U 55 57 0.3
Jacksonville, FL 64 73 0.3 U U U 55 57 0.3
Memphis, TN 56 97 0.4 U U U 55 57 0.3
St. Louis, MO 47 121 0.5 48 104 0.4 55 57 0.3
Tucson, AZ 47 121 0.5 41 130 0.5 55 57 0.3
United States, total   24,194     25,974     19,117  

1International travelers to the United States from Canada and Mexico are not included.

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

NOTES: A visitor may visit more than one city. "Share 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.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Tourism Industries, Overseas Visitors to Select U.S. Cities/Hawaiian Islands, annual issues, Washington, DC: 2003, available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/ as of Oct. 8, 2003.