Table 1.1 Travel Between the United States and Foreign Countries: 2000–2004
Between the United States and Foreign Countries: 2000–2004
(Thousands of visits)
|2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||Percent change, 2000–2004||Average Annual growth Rate (percent) 2000–2004|
|Outbound from the United States||171,696||163,846||158,126||146,217||153,455||–10.6||–2.8|
|Inbound to the United States||195,426||183,070||177,801||174,674||184,677||–5.5||–1.4|
|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|
|U.S. residents to Canada||28,805||27,301||24,710||21,277||19,539||–32.2||–9.2|
|U.S. residents to Mexico||81,565||77,103||75,350||68,690||72,139||–11.6||–3.0|
|Canadian residents to the United States||28,000||24,481||21,534||21,486||22,191||–20.7||–5.6|
|Mexican residents to the United States||116,189||111,662||112,685||111,970||116,409||0.2||0.0|
|North America share of total (percent)||85.6||86.3||87.3||86.8||85.9|
|Outbound from the United States||26,853||25,249||23,397||24,452||27,351||1.9||0.5|
|Inbound to the United States||25,975||21,833||19,117||18,026||20,322||–21.8||–6.0|
1 North American data in this table are different from and should not be compared with the land border-crossing data in table 3.3. These data cover visits by residents and/or citizens of the United States, Canada, and Mexico to and from the United States, while data in table 3.3 cover only the number of border crossings into the United States regardless of residency or citizenship.
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.
3 The aggregate figures for overseas visits differ from the sum of visits to or from individual regions because a single outbound visit by a U.S. resident is counted once as an "overseas" visit but could be attributed to multiple regions. Overseas travel excludes travel to Canada and Mexico. Outbound refers to U.S. residents traveling overseas and inbound refers to foreign residents traveling to the United States.
NOTES: 2000-2003 inbound data revised for Canada and Mexico only.
Overnight = one or more nights spent on travel.
SOURCES: Overnight—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 1990-2004 (One or More Nights)," available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov as of August 2005.
Same-day—Statistics Canada, International Travel: Travel Between Canada and Other Countries (Touriscope), Catalogue No. 66201 -XIE (Ottawa, Ontario: various years). Statistics Canada. Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics Division, special tabulations (Ottawa, Ontario: various years). Banco de México. Dirección General de Investigación Económica. Dirección de Medición Económica, special tabulations (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).