The U.S. Department of Commerce immediately introduced that 5.8 million international visitors traveled to the United States in September 2012, an eight p.c enhance over September 2011. September 2012 registered the 18th straight month of will increase in complete U.S. visits.
In September 2012, the prime inbound markets continued to be Canada and Mexico with every market up 9 p.c and 7 p.c, respectively. Eight of the 9 abroad areas have been up in September 2012 (Asia +14%, South America +17%, Oceania +17%, Middle East +19%, Caribbean +6%, Central America +7%, Eastern Europe +8%, and Africa +17%) Western Europe registered the solely decline, down two p.c in September 2012 in contrast to a 12 months in the past.
For the first 9 months of 2012, visitation (50.5 million) was up six p.c in contrast to the identical interval in 2011.
Overseas Resident Visitation
In September 2012, abroad resident visitation (2.8 million) was up seven p.c over September 2011.
September YTD 2012, abroad resident visits (22.4 million) have been up seven p.c in contrast to the identical interval of 2011.
Top 10 Countries
In September 2012, eight of the prime 10 international locations posted will increase in resident visitation.
During the first 9 months of 2012, seven of the prime 10 international locations (type based mostly on September 2012) posted will increase in visitation to the United States.