- While this report focuses on 2000 to 2004, trend data from an earlier report show that between 1990 and 2000, total outbound and inbound
- U.S. international passenger travel increased 17 percent from 315 million visits to 367 million visits.
- From 1990-2004, outbound travel grew by 17 percent, while inbound travel of 184.7 million in 2004 was virtually the same as the 184 million in 1990.
- During the same period, U.S.–North American travel grew by a modest 2 percent compared to U.S.–overseas travel, which increased 54 percent. The primary reason for the slow growth in U.S.–North American travel was a 20-percent decline in Canadian residents’ overnight visits to the United States and a 58-percent decline in their same-day travel to the United States.
- In contrast, during this same period, inbound overnight visits by Mexicans rose 69 percent and their inbound same-day visits grew 27 percent.