(Millions of dollars)
|Areas||Receipts from foreign residents||Payments by U.S. residents||Balance
(receipts minus payments)
|Total||Travel receipts||Passenger fare receipts||Total||Travel payments||Passenger fare payments||Total||Travel balance||Passenger fare balance|
|Total, top 5||62,884||49,042||13,842||53,989||40,110||13,879||8,895||8,932||–37|
|Total, all areas||93,339||74,481||18,858||89,336||65,635||23,701||4,003||8,846||–4,843|
1 The "European Union" includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom; and beginning with the second quarter of 2004, also includes Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia.
NOTES: Areas are ranked by total receipts. BEA does not provide detailed data for the European Union.
Travel—Travel accounts cover purchases of goods and services by U.S. citizens traveling abroad and by foreign travelers in the United States for business or personal reasons. These goods and services include food, lodging, recreation, gifts, entertainment, and other items incidental to a foreign visit.
Passenger fare—Passenger fare accounts cover fares paid by residents of one country to airline and vessel operators (carriers) of another country.
Receipts—Fares received by U.S. air carriers from foreign residents for travel between the United States and foreign countries and between two foreign points and for travel on U.S. cruise vessels.
Payments—Fares paid by U.S. residents to foreign air carriers for travel between the United States and foreign countries and for travel on foreign cruise vessels.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of Current Business, April 2006, tables K and 11.