International travel spending in the U.S. 2002-2022

This statistic shows the international travel spending in the United States from 2002 to 2022. Travel expenditures include spending by international travelers in the U.S. on travel related expenses, i.e. transportation, lodging, meals, entertainment & recreation, and incidental items. In 2018, international travelers spent a total of 156.3 billion U.S. dollars in the U.S.
In 2017, the U.S. had the second largest international outbound tourism expenditure in the world, at 135 billion U.S. dollars.

International travel spending in the United States from 2002 to 2022 (in billion U.S. dollars)*

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Release date

July 2019


United States

Survey time period

2002 to 2018

Supplementary notes

*Projected figures for 2019 through 2022. Excludes international visitors' spending on traveling to the U.S. via U.S. flag carriers and other miscellaneous transportation.
Figures have been rounded.

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