Table 1.3 Overnight Travel Between the United States and Canada and the United States and Mexico: 2000–2004
Travel Between the United States and Canada and the United States and Mexico:
(Thousands of visits)
|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 & 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.