Americans totaled 73,453,114, a 7.7 percent increase over the previous year. According to the National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO), foreign travel by Americans hit a new high in 2015. The office estimates that Americans spent $186 billion overseas, a 5 percent increase over the previous year.
The United States is the most popular destination in the world for vacationing tourists from both within and outside of the EU. In 2015, Americans made up 17% of all visitors to Europe. This number is expected to rise as more US travelers plan their European trips around St. Patrick's Day, which this year falls on March 17.
Ireland was the most visited country in Europe, with Germany coming in second. England, France, and Italy also ranked among the top 10.
Of the $186 billion Americans spent abroad, $52 billion went to visit the EEU. That's about 28% of total American tourism spending. The remaining 72% went to other countries.
The NTTO estimates that international tourism will account for 70% of all U.S. jobs by 2020. The office also projects that one out of every five dollars spent on tourism will be spent by tourists from China alone.
According to the UNWTO, international travelers reached a new high of 1.2 billion in 2015. CNN/Style – Consider this startling amount the next time you complain about long queues at the airport check-in counter: 1.184 billion. That's the total number of passengers who have flown with one of the 350 airlines around the world as of December 31, 2015.
The global tourism industry is worth $717 billion, and it's expected to keep growing. The UNWTO reports that by 2020, international travel will be more popular than ever before. The number of travelers is expected to reach 1.6 billion people.
In 2005, an estimated 57 million travelers visited Australia. This makes it the most traveled country in the world after Japan.
In 2015, India became the biggest travel destination in the world after the United States. At least 6.5 million Indian travelers went abroad, which represents a growth of 17 percent over 2014.
Europe is still the most traveled region in the world, but its share of the market has been declining since 2004. In 2015, overseas visitors to Europe increased by 5 percent compared to 2014, to 150 million travelers. But the number of trips made by Europeans decreased by 4 percent to 99 million.
Asia experienced strong growth with a 13 percent increase in travelers to 70 million.
There were 41.3 million overseas visitors in 2018, a 5.1 percent increase over 2017. International tourism receipts were MXN 433.0 billion in 2018, with the United States accounting for 10.5 million tourists as the top source market. Mexico's tourism industry is the second largest in the world after China.
Mexico is a large country, located in North America between the United States and Canada. It is also a member of the G20 major economies and the UN. Its capital city is Mexico City (Federal District). Other important cities include Guadalajara, Los Angeles, Monterrey, México D.F., Morelos, Montreal, Salt Lake City, San Juan, Santa Fe, Seattle, Toronto, and Vancouver.
For most countries, tourism is only one part of their economy; for others it is very significant. But even among those that list tourism as one of their main industries, Mexico is an outlier when it comes to size. By GDP, at current prices, we are talking about the 110th largest economy in the world. That's smaller than Chile, South Korea, or Indonesia.
When you add up all of the foreign tourists who visited Mexico in 2018, they accounted for almost 7% of Mexico's entire population. That's a lot of people!
But this figure doesn't tell us much by itself.