Table 2.6 Top 40 Foreign Countries of Origin for Overnight Arrivals in the United States: 2000–2004

Table 2.6
Top 40 Foreign Countries of Origin for Overnight Arrivals in the United States: 2000–2004

(Thousands of visits)

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Rank in 2004 Country 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Percentage change, 2000–2004
1 Canada 14,666 13,527 13,025 12,666 13,849 –5.6
2 Mexico 10,596 11,567 11,440 10,526 11,906 12.4
3 United Kingdom 4,703 4,097 3,817 3,936 4,303 –8.5
4 Japan 5,061 4,083 3,627 3,170 3,748 –26.0
5 Germany 1,786 1,314 1,190 1,180 1,320 –26.1
6 France 1,087 876 734 689 775 –28.7
7 South Korea 662 618 639 618 627 –5.3
8 Australia 540 426 407 406 520 –3.6
9 Italy 612 472 406 409 471 –23.1
10 Netherlands 553 412 384 374 425 –23.2
11 Brazil 737 551 405 349 385 –47.8
12 Ireland 286 277 260 254 345 20.8
13 Spain 361 291 270 284 333 –7.7
14 Venezuela 577 555 396 284 330 –42.7
15 China 453 403 361 271 326 –28.0
  People's Republic of China 249 232 226 157 203 –18.8
  Hong Kong 203 170 135 114 123 –39.3
16 India 274 270 257 272 309 12.6
17 Taiwan 457 357 288 239 298 –34.9
18 Colombia 417 372 321 280 295 –29.2
19 Israel 325 305 263 249 275 –15.3
20 Bahamas 294 293 262 253 266 –9.6
21 Sweden 322 231 204 211 254 –21.0
22 Switzerland 395 311 254 230 243 –38.4
23 El Salvador 185 208 197 177 181 –1.8
24 Dominican Republic 197 172 154 153 180 –8.7
25 Belgium 250 182 159 151 176 –29.6
26 Argentina 534 434 165 151 168 –68.6
27 Jamaica 243 229 184 159 163 –32.9
28 Guatemala 186 172 162 152 162 –12.8
29 Peru 192 186 164 154 151 –21.2
30 Denmark 149 126 119 125 151 1.1
31 Philippines 168 181 173 134 144 –14.3
32 Ecuador 130 148 139 120 133 2.4
33 Norway 148 123 113 113 130 –11.6
34 New Zealand 172 144 110 107 127 –25.9
35 Costa Rica 176 143 125 113 127 –27.8
36 Poland 116 108 109 108 123 5.8
37 Trinidad & Tobago 138 127 118 112 121 –12.0
38 Austria 176 123 98 100 113 –35.7
39 Singapore 136 99 97 88 107 –21.9
40 Chile 192 150 115 95 101 –47.4

NOTE: The Office of Travel and Toursim Industries data in this table includes U.S. and foreign citizen arrivals to the United States.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, "Arrivals to the U.S., 1990-2004," available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov as of August 2005.