International Visitation Up Six Percent in February 2013
Release Date: Aug 28, 2013
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that 4.4 million international visitors traveled to the United States in February 2013, a six percent increase over February 2012. February 2013 registered the 23rd straight month of increases in total U.S. visits.
In February 2013, the top inbound markets continued to be Canada and Mexico. Nonresident visits from Canada increased seven percent while visits from Mexico dropped one percent. Japan (+6%) the United Kingdom (-5%) and Brazil (+11%) rounded out the top five. Eight of the top inbound overseas regional markets posted increases in nonresident visits in February 2013 with Western Europe posting the only decline, dropping two percent. For the first two months of 2013, international visits (9.2 million) were up four percent compared to the same period in 2012.