USA: Tourist arrivals

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 USA

Tourist arrivals

 Latest value 45,037
 Year 2020
 Measure thousand tourists
 Data availability 1995 - 2020
 Average 125,009
 Min - Max 45,037 - 183,178
 Source World Tourism Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1995 to 2020. The average value for the USA during that period was 125009 thousand tourists with a minimum of 45037 thousand tourists in 2020 and a maximum of 183178 thousand tourists in 2006. The latest value from 2020 is 45037 thousand tourists. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 123 countries is 4935 thousand tourists. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
USA - Tourist arrivals - Recent values chart

Historical chart
USA - Tourist arrivals - historical chart - 1995-2020




Definition: International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited. When data on number of tourists are not available, the number of visitors, which includes tourists, same-day visitors, cruise passengers, and crew members, is shown instead. Sources and collection methods for arrivals differ across countries. In some cases data are from border statistics (police, immigration, and the like) and supplemented by border surveys. In other cases data are from tourism accommodation establishments. For some countries number of arrivals is limited to arrivals by air and for others to arrivals staying in hotels. Some countries include arrivals of nationals residing abroad while others do not. Caution should thus be used in comparing arrivals across countries. The data on inbound tourists refer to the number of arrivals, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips to a country during a given period is counted each time as a new arrival.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Tourist arrivals 45,037 2020 thousand tourists
 International tourism revenue 84,205 2020 million USD
 International tourism revenue, percent of GDP 0.40 2020 percent
 Percent of world tourist arrivals 7.42 2020 percent
 Tourist departures 60,550 2020 thousand tourists
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