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BMI estimates the number of arrivals to the US reached nearly 58.1mn in 2011 and this will increase to 60.4mn in 2012 and 70.8mn by 2016. In 2009, the US had 54.9mn arrivals, 23.8mn of which were from overseas. The number of arrivals increased to 55.9mn in 2010. The majority of arrivals to the US come to the country for leisure purposes, with 12.4mn forecast to arrive for this reason in 2012. For 2013, a slight increase in leisure arrivals is forecast to 13.2mn, which is then expected to rise to 15.1mn by 2016.
Once in the US, there are many different attractions for tourists. The National Park System alone includes 392 areas, covering more than 84mn acres. These areas include national parks, monuments, battlefields, historical parks, military parks, rivers, trails and the White House. In 2010, according to the National Park Service, 281.3mn recreational visitors went to the national parks. The country has 20 (eight cultural and 12 natural) UNESCO World Heritage sites. Aside from its natural beauty and the cultural sights, the US is home to some of the worlds most famous cities, from New York to Los Angeles. There is plenty to see and do for every type of visitor and the countrys large size and different climates mean that any time of year is a good time to visit.
The top three source regions for inbound tourism to the US are North America, Latin America and Europe. Although North America and Latin America have swapped back and forth between first and second position in previous years, BMI forecasts that from 2011 North America will be the leading region. Unsurprisingly, the two leading tourism markets for the US are Canada and Mexico, with the UK in third place. In 2012, arrivals from Canada, Mexico and the UK are forecast to total 19.9mn, 15.3mn and 4.2mn respectively. In 2012, nearly 10mn people are expected to embark from the US onboard a cruise ship, in comparison to 14.4mn globally. The cruise industry is growing and BMI forecasts that 12.2mn people will take a cruise from the US in 2016, while 17.6mn will to do so worldwide. Passenger and cruise line expenditure is also rising, with US$21.1bn forecast to be spent in 2012, increasing to US$29.9bn in 2016.
Outbound departures by US residents have been climbing since 2001, when 67.0mn people left the country. In 2012, it is forecast that just under 75.0mn will depart, rising to 81.7mn by the end of the forecast period. The top three destination regions for US tourists are Latin America, North America and Europe, with 37.9mn, 14.8mn and 13.0mn people forecast to visit those regions respectively in 2012. The three leading country destinations are Mexico, Canada and the UK. In 2012, 26.8mn American tourists are forecast to visit Mexico, while 14.8mn and 3.3mn are expected to visit Canada and the UK respectively.
Click for Report details:United States Tourism Report Q2 2012