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International Destinations of American Tourists, 2004

 All U.S.
travelers
For leisure
and visiting
friends/
relatives
For business
and
conventions
Total number of
 travelers
27,351,00022,373,0007,713,000
International destinations visited
Europe43%43%47%
Western Europe404045
 United Kingdom141318
 France9109
 Italy785
 Germany669
 Netherlands335
 Spain342
 Ireland331
 Switzerland222
 Austria221
Eastern Europe444
Caribbean18209
 Jamaica552
 Bahamas443
 Dominican Republic431
 Aruba220
South America997
 Brazil223
 Colombia221
 Peru221
Central America773
Costa Rica231
Africa223
Middle East445
Asia191728
 Japan437
 China437
 South Korea224
 Hong Kong325
 Taiwan224
 India223
 Philippines222
 Thailand222
Oceania334
 Australia223
Leisure/recreational activities1
Dining in restaurants84%84%89%
Shopping757867
Visit historical places515638
Visit small towns/villages434924
Sightseeing in cities434732
Touring the countryside354020
Cultural sites313520
Art gallery, museum283121
Water sports/sunbathing222612
Nightclub/dancing222516
Guided tours17208
Concert, play, musical141610
Ethnic heritage sites12138
Amusement/theme parks10125
Visit national parks10115
Casinos/gambling894
Golf/tennis666
Cruises672
Camping/hiking563
Environmental sites563
Sporting events443
Hunting/fishing332
Ranch vacations221
    
1. Multiple response.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, “In-Flight Survey,” May 2005.

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