U.S. witness 2% increase in international visits in January

The U.S. Department of Commerce witnessed a two percent increase as compared to last year, with roughly 5.6 million visitors in January 2017.

Mexico and Canada still continue to dominate the top inbound market visit with over 1.5 million visits to the U.S. The People’s Republic of China (excluding Hong Kong) (+16.6%), Japan (-3.2%), and the United Kingdom (-9.0%) rounded out the top five inbound markets.

In January 2017, five of the top 10 countries posted increase in non-resident visits. Non-resident visitation from two of the top 10 countries registered double-digit increases.

In January 2017, of the top 20 overseas countries with visits to the United States, more than 90%  of the visits recorded from Argentina (93.7%) and Costa Rica (90.2%) represented pleasure to travel to the United States.

In January 2017, of all overseas non-resident visits to the United States, 68.9% represented pleasure travel and 16.4 percent represented business travel.