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An Uptick in Tourism Since 2001

Number of foreign visitors to the United States and the dollars they spent, 2000–2005


Year

Dollars Spent*
(Billions)

Number of Visitors
(Millions)

2000

103.1

51.2

2001

89.8

46.9

2002

83.7

43.6

2003

80.0

41.2

2004

93.3

46.1

2005

104.8

49.4

* Equals sum of travel and passenger fees.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries.