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Top U.S. States and Cities Visited by Overseas Travelers, 20031

The following table shows how many travelers from foreign countries visited U.S. cities, states, and territories in 2003. The figures include travelers for business and pleasure, international travelers in transit through the United States, and students. They exclude travel by international personnel and international businessmen employed in the United States.

  State/territory Number of
arrivals
  U.S. city Number of
arrivals
1. New York 4.1 million 1. New York 4.0 million
2. Florida 4.1 million 2. Los Angeles 2.2 million
3. California 4.0 million 3. Miami 2.2 million
4. Hawaii 2.0 million 4. Orlando 1.8 million
5. Nevada 1.4 million 5. San Francisco 1.6 million
6. Guam 901,000 6. Oahu/Honolulu 1.6 million
7. Illinois 901,000 7. Las Vegas 1.3 million
8. Massachusetts 901,000 8. Metro DC area 901,000
9. Texas 901,000 9. Chicago 721,000
10. New Jersey 721,000 10. Boston 721,000
Top 10 state/territory total 19.9 million Top 10 city total 17.0 million
1. Excludes visitors from Canada and Mexico.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries/International Trade Administration.

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