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27-Aug-2009 1:38 PM

International arrivals to the US down 12% in May-2009

US Department of Commerce stated international arrivals to the US fell 12% year-on-year to 3.8 million visitors in May-2009, with a 22% decline in international visitor spend to USD9.5 billion. Top five regions to the US are as follows:

  • Western Europe: 935,000, -10% year-on-year;
  • Asia: 431,000, -27%;
  • South America: 192,000, -9%;
  • Caribbean: 89,000, -12%;
  • Oceania: 81,000, -2%.