Table 1.2 Travel Between the United States and Overseas Regions: 2000–2004

Table 1.2
Travel Between the United States and Overseas Regions: 2000–2004

(Thousands of bidirectional visits)

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  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
TOTAL 52,828 47,082 42,514 42,478 47,673
Europe 25,319 20,581 19,038 19,349 21,856
Western Europe 24,091 19,277 17,888 18,075 20,327
Eastern Europe 1,228 1,304 1,150 1,274 1,529
Asia 12,468 9,321 10,182 8,940 10,888
Caribbean 5,198 5,139 5,311 6,304 5,962
South America 5,036 3,769 3,570 3,503 3,997
Middle East 2,072 1,457 1,301 1,132 1,541
Oceania 1,778 1,711 1,348 1,356 1,480
Central America 1,708 2,070 2,225 2,319 2,469
Africa 778 741 662 701 869

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics based on data from U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade dministration, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, "Arrivals to the U.S. 1997-2004," and "U.S. Resident Travel Abroad: Historical Visitation--Outbound 1990-2004 (One or More Nights)," available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov as of August 2005.