The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that 5.7 million international visitors traveled to the United States in April 2012, a two percent increase over April 2011. April 2012 registered the 13th straight month of increases in total U.S. visits.
In April 2012, the top inbound markets continued to be Canada and Mexico with each market increasing three percent for the month.
Four of the nine overseas regions were up in April 2012 (Asia +27%, South America +10%, Eastern Europe +13%, Africa +20%). At the same time, the Middle East was flat. Four overseas regions were down for the month: Western Europe -11%, Oceania -4%, Central America -7%, and the Caribbean -9%.
For the first four months of 2012, visitation (19.9 million) was up eight percent compared to the same period in 2011.
For the first four months of 2012, visitation (19.9 million) was up eight percent compared to the same period in 2011. en savoir plus