Press Release

ITA Forecasts Over 20% Increase of International Visitors to the United States in 2023

February 17, 2023
Contact: Office of Public Affairs

WASHINGTON – The International Trade Administration (ITA) today released the U.S. federal government’s official forecast of international visitation to the United States.

ITA’s National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) forecasts the total volume of international visitation to the United States to increase to 62.8 million in 2023, up 11 million, or 21.2%, from a total 51.8 million visitors in 2022. The forecast also estimates international visitation to reach 82.4 million in 2025, surpassing pre-pandemic 2019 visitation of 79.4 million. 

Additionally, international visitation is forecasted to reach 91 million in 2027. If reached, this would exceed the 90 million visitor five-year goal set by the 2022 National Travel and Tourism Strategy to rebuild and strengthen the industry. It is estimated that 90 million international visitors would spend $279 billion across the nation. “Today’s announcement is welcome news for so many Americans across the country whose jobs depend on a strong travel and tourism sector and underscores that this Administration’s plans for economic recovery is on the right track,” said Mark Keam, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism.

The international visitation forecast includes actual annual visitation for years 2019-2022 and forecasted annual visitor volume for years 2023-2027. The forecast covers: Total All Countries; Overseas (which excludes Canada and Mexico); and the 18 largest source markets based on 2019 visitor volume. The forecast of international visitation includes three measurements: volume (in thousands); annual percent change; and share of 2019 volume for each covered source market. Download NTTO’s full data forecast.

About the International Trade Administration 
The International Trade Administration (ITA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce is the premier resource for American companies competing in the global marketplace. ITA has more than 2,200 employees assisting U.S. exporters in more than 100 U.S. cities and 80 markets worldwide. For more information on ITA visit


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