21-Jun-2010 1:31 PM

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

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: