According to the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO), newly released data reveals that in December 2022, international visitor arrivals to the United States amounted to 5,015,338, marking a 46.2% surge compared to December 2021.
The total volume of non-U.S. resident international visitors to the United States was 5,015,338, which rose by 46.2% compared to December 2021, and accounted for 72.9% of the visitor volume recorded in December 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this figure is lower than the 75.5% reported for November.
The volume of overseas visitors to the United States was 2,481,680, which witnessed a rise of 46.0% compared to December 2021.
December 2022 marked the twenty-first consecutive month of year-over-year (YOY) growth in total non-U.S. resident international arrivals to the United States.
Out of the top 20 countries that generate tourism to the United States, only Colombia (with 99,472 visitors) and Costa Rica (with 34,559 visitors) witnessed a decrease in visitor volume in December 2022 compared to December 2021, with a -23.3% and -11.8% change, respectively.
Canada (1,370,912), Mexico (1,162,746), the United Kingdom (315,610), Brazil (150,616), and France (121,284) represented the largest number of international visitor arrivals to the United States, in descending order. These top five source markets, combined, accounted for 62.2% of the total international arrivals.
The total number of international visitor arrivals to the United States in the calendar year 2022 was 50,869,685, which represents an increase of 128.3% compared to 2021. However, this figure is only 64% of the total international visitor arrivals recorded in 2019.
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