February 07, 2024

ITA Forecasts More Than 15% Increase of International Visitors to the United States in 2024

The International Trade Administration (ITA) released the U.S. government’s official forecast of international visitation to the United States.

ITA’s National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) forecasts the total volume of international visitation to the United States to increase to 77.7 million in 2024, up 10.4 million, or 15.4% from 67.3 million visitors in 2023. NTTO also estimates international visitation to reach 85.2 million in 2025, surpassing pre-pandemic 2019 visitation of 79.4 million.

Additionally, according to NTTO’s forecast, the United States is on track to reach 91 million visitors in 2026, exceeding the five-year goal of 90 million international visitors by 2027 set in the National Travel and Tourism Strategy.

“I’m excited to announce that we are expecting a 15% increase in visitors from around the globe in 2024 and continued increases throughout the rest of the decade, which will further bolster America’s travel and tourism industry,” said Secretary Gina Raimondo. “Since the beginning of the Biden Administration, the Commerce Department has taken decisive actions to support the travel and tourism industry’s recovery from the economic challenges of a global pandemic. This 2024 forecast demonstrates that our National Travel and Tourism Strategy is working to help foster a more equitable, resilient, and sustainable industry, boosting economic growth in communities nationwide, and keeping the United States as the number one destination for travel and tourism.”

Copyright 2024 International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. All rights reserved. From https://www.trade.gov.

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