International Travel and Tourist Spending in the U.S. For 2012


International tourism in the United States fell to a low of 41.2 million in 2003 when the world became more cautious in the period immediately after September 11. September 2001 Terrorist Attacks. Since that time, or the number of foreign tourists in the U.S. increased every year except 2009. Of blip, which can be attributed to the overall upward trend for the worst economic downturn in the United States since the great depression of the early 1930-ies.

Forecasts from the US Commerce Department’s spring 2012 travel and tourism forecast, indicate that 65.4 million foreign tourists to travel to the United States for business or pleasure, in calendar year 2012. This provides an increase of just more than 5 percent compared to 2011 amounted to 62 million foreign tourists.

While it’s nice that so many people want to visit America, the actual impact on the growth of international tourism is positive effect on our economy. International tourism-expenditures in the United States at a record $153 billion for 2011. Combined international and domestic tourism publications, over 100,000 new jobs for people in the industry of travel and tourism. From the 7.6 million jobs related travel and tourism in the United States, 1.2 million of them supported by international visitors.

Tourist spending in the U.S. is distributed in many areas of our economy. Hotels in top international tourist cities, such as new York, Miami and Los Angeles, generate most of their revenues through the provision of premises for guests from abroad. Restaurants, local attractions, shops and transport industry, everyone will benefit if she’s more tourists in town who are ready, willing and able to spend money.

U.S. Commerce Department report some very positive predictions about development trends till 2016. Until the end of 2016 it is expected that the annual number of international tourists to the USA will reach 76 million euros to flow in 2017. Nearly 14 million visitors-an increase corresponds to an annual growth rate of international tourism of between 4-5 percent.

While the people of the United States to visit any country in the world, neighbouring countries, Canada and Mexico, by far the two largest sources of international tourism. In 2011, 21 million Canadians on our Northern border and spent time in the United States. Mexico was a clear second with 13 million visitors. Coming in third, the United Kingdom, where 3.8 million people crossed the Atlantic on holiday or business in the United States.

The planned growth in the number of visitors from different regions of the world, during the five-year period until 2016, will be strongest in Asia. Asia is expected to follow by 49% and will be tight an increase of 47% from South America and Africa. The Caribbean region is only a sales growth of 9%.

Grouped by country, China, with projected U.S. tourist growth rate of 198% is more than two and a half times the 70% steady growth from Brazilian travelers. The top is rounded the top five highest expected growth rates are Argentina, with 46%, Australia, associated with 45% and Korea and Venezuela with 35%.

While growth rates vary from region to region and country to country, from North America continue to represent the largest proportion in the 14 million expected increase in visitors. More than 4.4 million visitors from Canada and 1.5 million visitors from Mexico account for 42% the 14 million foreign tourists in the coming years.

Asia, led by China’s 2.16 million passengers, should contribute more than 25% of the future growth and South America, led by slightly more than 1 million Brazilian visitors, which is 13% growth. Western Europe added 11%, and all other countries represent the remaining 9% of foreign travelers to the United States.

China is probably the most important country for the United States economic boost from international tourism. In 2011, Chinese tourists spent on average 11 days in the United States and spent more than a $7,000 per person while visiting our nation. Conversely, U.S. tourists to China spent on average 12 days on vacation and spent about $2300 per person during your visit.

This is a very positive sign for the US economy that more people than ever come to this country and spending their dollars here. Canada and Mexico, which, due to its proximity to the USA, always a large number of tourists. Other regions such as South America and China will continue to grow, and Western Europe send our way more visitors, once their economy receives a little healthier.


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