US-Asia Tourism Data

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8.5 million visitors from Asia came to the United States in 2011, more than 25% of all overseas visitors. Tourism is one of America’s largest exports; accounting for 25% of all services exports, and 7% of total US exports in 2011. Travelers from Asia contribute more to the US economy than do visitors from Latin America or the European Union (each spent nearly $38 billion). Japan is the leading Asian country of origin for visitors to the US, but China has recently surpassed Japan as the leading destination in Asia for US travelers.

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Visits to and from Asia

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Air Passengers between US and Asia

In 2010, 4 of the Top 10 Countries for Tourists Coming To the US were in Asia

 

YEAR-TO-DATE (YTD) 2010

       
 

NUMBER OF

%

 

COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE

ARRIVALS

CHANGE

 

CANADA

19,959,496

11.0

 

MEXICO

13,422,852

1.5

 

UNITED KINGDOM

3,850,864

-1.2

 

JAPAN

3,386,076

16.0

 

GERMANY

1,726,193

2.3

 

FRANCE

1,342,207

11.4

 

BRAZIL

1,197,866

34.2

 

KOREA, SOUTH

1,107,518

48.9

 

AUSTRALIA

904,247

25.0

 

ITALY

838,225

11.3

 

PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (EXCL HONG KONG)

801,738

52.8

 

INDIA

650,935

18.5

 

SPAIN

639,654

7.2

 

NETHERLANDS

570,179

4.1

 

COLOMBIA

494,739

16.5

 

VENEZUELA

491,604

-3.1

 

ARGENTINA

436,192

22.4

 

SWITZERLAND

390,591

9.8

 

SWEDEN

371,853

14.6

 

IRELAND

360,492

-12.3

 

TOTAL TOP 20 FOR Y-T-D

52,943,521

8.9

 

 

Source: The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries

 

Additional Data on Two Way Tourism Between the US and:

ASEAN

Japan

South Korea

Australia

China

India

Taiwan