Table 1.3 Overnight Travel Between the United States and Canada and the United States and Mexico: 2000–2004

Table 1.3
Overnight Travel Between the United States and Canada and the United States and Mexico: 2000–2004

(Thousands of visits)

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  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Percent change, 2000–2004 Average annual growth rate (percent) 2000–2004
U.S. residents to Canada 15,188 15,570 16,168 14,232 15,056 –0.9 –0.2
U.S. residents to Mexico 19,285 18,623 18,501 17,566 19,370 0.4 0.1
Canadian residents to the United States 14,666 13,527 13,025 12,666 13,849 –5.6 –1.4
Mexican residents to the United States 10,596 11,567 11,440 10,526 11,906 12.4 3.0
Overnight total1 59,735 59,287 59,134 54,990 60,181 0.7 0.2
Overnight & same-day totals2 314,294 299,834 293,413 278,413 290,459 –7.6 –2.0
Overnight as a share of total (percents) 19.0 19.8 20.2 19.8 20.7    

1 This table includes overnight and same-day totals. These totals are different from and should not be compared with the border-crossing data in section 3.

2 U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico overnight data presented in this table are from the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries. Throughout this report, U.S. Department of Commerce data are used for overall overnight visitor totals, while Canadian and Mexican sources are used for mode of transportation and trip purpose reporting. Data for table 3.1 are provided by Canadian and Mexican government agencies who make adjustments and revisions to their data at the modal level. Subsequently, the overall overnight travel totals provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce will differ from those in table 3.1.

NOTES: The International Trade Administration counts inbound overnight arrivals using Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection I-94 data and includes only arrivals from each tourist visitor to the United States. A tourist visitor is defined as a "person traveling to the United States for one or more nights for a period not exceeding 12 months and who is traveling for pleasure, business, or study."

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, "Arrivals to the U.S. 1997-2004," and "U.S. Resident Travel Abroad: Historical Visitation--Outbound 1994-2004 (One or More Nights)," available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov as of August 2005.