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International Visitors Spending in the United States: February 2010

Posted on 05 May 2010

First Increase in Monthly U.S. Travel and Tourism-Related Exports Since 2008

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced that international visitors spent an estimated $10.4 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States during the month of February. This is nearly $180 million more (2%) than was spent in February 2009—marking the first increase in U.S. travel and tourism-related exports in more than fifteen months.

  • Travel Receipts: Purchases of travel and tourism-related goods and services by international visitors traveling in the United States totaled $8.2 billion during February, a increase of nearly 4 percent when compared to last year. These goods and services include food, lodging, recreation, gifts, entertainment, local transportation in the United States, and other items incidental to foreign travel.
  • Passenger Fare Receipts: Fares received by U.S. carriers (and U.S. vessel operators) from international visitors declined by nearly 6 percent to $2.2 billion for the month, a decrease of $134 million for the month when compared to February 2009.

Attributable and Thanks to; Casimiro Ramirez

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