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Visitor arrivals to the US expected to grow 5% in 2010

21-Jun-2010 1:31 PM

US Department of Commerce forecasts a 5% year-on-year increase in international visitor arrivals to the US in 2010, followed by a 5% to 7% increase p/a to 2014 (Trend, 18-Jun-2010). According to the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, arrivals fell 5% in 2009, the first decline since 2003. Forecast arrivals for 2010 are as follows:

  • Total international arrivals: +5% year-on-year;
    • South America: +11%;
      • Brazil: +22%;
      • Argentina: +13%;
    • Asia: +9%;
      • China: +22%;
      • South Korea: +18%;
      • Australia: +12%;
      • India: +12%;
      • Japan: +5%.