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Top 10 International Travel Destinations Visited by U.S. Residents: 2000 and 2014



Blue shading denotes largest percent change.


In 2014 U.S residents made 68.3 million overnight trips to other countries, a 12.3 percent increase from 2000. Over half, 54.9 percent, of overnight international travel by U.S. residents was to neighboring countries: 25.4 million visits to Mexico and 12.1 million visits to Canada. The busiest month for overnight international trips in 2014 was July (7.6 million), and the least busy was February (4.4 million).

U.S. residents made 30.8 million overnight visits to countries outside of North America in 2014. Between 2000 and 2014, travel to overseas countries grew by 14.6 percent. Travel to Europe fell by 9.4 percent, while visits to the Middle East nearly tripled since 2000.


U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, Outbound Overview,
available at as of March 2016.