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TOP 50 MARKETS FOR
INTERNATIONAL VISITOR ARRIVALS
TO THE UNITED STATES
2004 and 2003
 
% change
2004 Region/
2004
2003
2004/
Rank Country of Residence
TOTAL
TOTAL
2003
  Total Arrivals (1)
46,077,257
41,218,213
12%
1 Canada (2)
13,849,000
12,666,000
9%
       Canada Air (2)
4,578,000
4,173,000
10%
2 Mexico (2)
11,906,000
10,526,000
13%
       Mexico Air (3)
1,439,971
1,359,418
6%
  Overseas (4)
20,322,257
18,026,213
13%
3 United Kingdom
    4,302,737
    3,936,112
9%
4 Japan
    3,747,620
    3,169,682
18%
5 Germany
    1,319,904
    1,180,212
12%
6 France
       775,274
       688,887
13%
7 South Korea
       626,595
       617,573
1%
8 Australia
       519,955
       405,698
28%
9 Italy
       470,805
       408,633
15%
10 Netherlands
       424,872
       373,690
14%
11 Brazil
       384,734
       348,945
10%
12 Ireland
       345,119
       254,320
36%
13 Spain
       333,432
       284,031
17%
14 Venezuela
       330,285
       284,423
16%
15 China
       325,879
       271,438
20%
       China, PRC
       202,544
       157,326
29%
       Hong Kong
       123,335
       114,112
8%
16 India
       308,845
       272,161
13%
17 Taiwan
       297,684
       238,999
25%
18 Colombia
       295,371
       280,259
5%
19 Israel
       275,373
       249,034
11%
20 Bahamas
       265,681
       253,229
5%
21 Sweden
       254,258
       211,386
20%
22 Switzerland
       243,186
       230,042
6%
23 El Salvador
       181,209
       177,240
2%
24 Dominican Republic
       180,048
       153,019
18%
25 Belgium
       175,997
       151,069
17%
26 Argentina
       167,726
       150,719
11%
27 Jamaica
       163,059
       159,484
2%
28 Guatemala
       161,983
       151,891
7%
29 Peru
       151,409
       154,324
-2%
30 Denmark
       150,839
       125,435
20%
31 Philippines
       143,962
       134,338
7%
32 Ecuador
       133,046
       119,737
11%
33 Norway
       130,400
       113,233
15%
34 New Zealand
       127,394
       107,214
19%
35 Costa Rica
       127,112
       112,880
13%
36 Poland
       123,003
       107,892
14%
37 Trinidad and Tobago
       121,158
       111,820
8%
38 Austria
       112,950
         99,924
13%
39 Singapore
       106,527
         87,525
22%
40 Chile
       101,171
         95,389
6%
41 Honduras
         85,506
         82,099
4%
42 Finland
         78,612
         67,761
16%
43 South Africa
         78,433
         72,029
9%
44 Turkey
         76,404
         75,227
2%
45 Panama
         76,032
         72,413
5%
46 Russia
         72,419
         62,330
16%
47 Thailand
         66,287
         55,884
19%
48 Portugal
         60,930
         54,572
12%
49 Haiti
         60,521
         59,756
1%
50 Netherlands Antilles
         56,179
         54,170
4%
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel & Tourism Industries: Statistics Canada;
              & Banco de Mexico/Secretaria de Turismo (Mexico)
     (1)  Total Arrivals is the sum of Canada, Mexico and all overseas
     (2)   Canada and Mexico figures are subject to revision.  Both figures are based on survey research
            data obtained from their respective governments and therefore rounded to the nearest thousand.
     (3)  Mexico air data is based upon the Department of Homeland Security I-94 form.
     (4)  Overseas is all countries except Canada and Mexico
Released:  April 2005

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