The US Department of Commerce today announced that 5.8 million international visitors traveled to the United States in November 2014, an eight percent increase over November 2013. November marks the 11th consecutive month of increases in 2014 in total US visits.
For the first 11 months of 2014, visitation (68.5 million) was up seven percent compared to the same period in 2013. These data indicate that we will achieve another record-setting year of arrivals to the United States, now expecting 2014 international visits to reach over 74 million.
• The top inbound markets continued to be Canada and Mexico. Non-resident visits from Canada increased one percent, accounting for 28 percent of international visits to the United States. At the same time, visits from Mexico increased 15 percent and accounted for 28 percent of total arrivals.
• The United Kingdom (12%), Japan (1%) and Brazil (7%) rounded out the top five.
• In November 2014, all top 10 countries posted increases in non-resident visits.
• Non-resident visitation from four of the top 10 countries registered double-digit increases.
• During the first 11 months of 2014, eight of the top 10 countries (sort based on November 2014) posted increases in visitation to the United States. Canada and Japan recorded the only declines.