by: Harry Johnson | copyright: eTurboNews – Travel Industry News – World Travel News
The latest data released by the US National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) shows that in November 2022, total non-US resident international visitor volume to the United States increased 61.3% compared to November 2021 with 4,601,142 international arrivals.
November 2022 visitation represented 75.5% of the pre-COVID visitor volume reported for November 2019, down from the prior month’s 76.8%.
International Arrivals to the United States
Overseas visitor volume to the United States of 1,941,001 increased 54.9% from November 2021.
November 2022 was the 20th consecutive month that total non-U.S. resident international arrivals to the United States increased on a year-over-year (YOY) basis.
Of the top 20 tourist generating countries to the United States, Colombia (with 68,061 visitors), Ecuador (with 34,877 visitors) and the Dominican Republic (with 36,068 visitors), were the only countries that reported a decrease in visitor volume in November 2022 compared to November 2021, with respective changes of -17.6%, -11.9%, and -7.4%.
The largest number of international visitor arrivals was from Canada (1,472,487), Mexico (1,187,654), the United Kingdom (281,585), Brazil (109,991) and Germany (107,846). Combined, these top 5 source markets accounted for 68.7% of total international arrivals.
International Departures from the United States
Total U.S. citizen international visitor departures from the United States of 6,661,750 increased 41% compared to November 2021 and were 92% of total departures in pre-pandemic November 2019.
November 2022 was the 20th consecutive month that total U.S. citizen international visitor departures from the United States increased on a YOY basis.
Year-to-date (YTD) through November 2022, total U.S. citizen international visitor departures from the United States reached 72,873,660, a YOY increase of 69.3%. The YTD market share for North America (Mexico & Canada) was 53% and overseas was 47%.
Mexico recorded the largest outbound visitor volume of 2,972,219 (44.6% of total departures for November and 41.6% year-to-date [YTD]). Canada recorded a YOY increase of 103.8% in the month of November.
Combined YTD, Mexico (30,305,079) and the Caribbean (8,258,059) accounted for 52.9% of total U.S. citizen international visitor departures, up 0.2 percentage points from October 2022 YTD.
November U.S. outbound visitor volume to Europe was up 89.9% compared to November 2021. At 14,555,105 YTD, Europe was the second largest market for outbound U.S. visitors through the first eleven months of 2022. During this time, U.S. visitor volume to Europe increased 217% and accounted for 20% of all departures.
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