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Table 4-22: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination City1: 1998, 2001, and 2005

1998 2001 2005


Visitors Percent of Visitors Percent of Visitors Percent of
Rank (thousands) U.S. total Rank (thousands) U.S. total Rank (thousands) U.S. total
New York City, NY 1 5,000 21.1 1 4,803 22.0 1 5,810 26.8
Los Angeles, CA 2 3,555 15.0 2 2,816 12.9 2 2,580 11.9
San Francisco, CA 5 2,583 10.9 5 1,965 9.0 3 2,124 9.8
Miami, FL 3 3,270 13.8 3 2,554 11.7 4 2,081 9.6
Orlando, FL 4 2,867 12.1 4 2,467 11.3 5 2,016 9.3
Honolulu/Oahu, HI 6 2,228 9.4 6 1,747 8.0 6 1,821 8.4
Las Vegas, NV 7 1,801 7.6 7 1,506 6.9 7 1,778 8.2
Washington, DC-MD-VA 8 1,398 5.9 8 1,201 5.5 8 1,106 5.1
Chicago, IL 9 1,209 5.1 9 1,070 4.9 9 1084 5.0
Boston, MA 10 1,043 4.4 9 1,070 4.9 10 802 3.7
Atlanta, GA 13 569 2.4 11 699 3.2 11 564 2.6
San Diego, CA 11 782 3.3 12 589 2.7 12 499 2.3
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL 12 735 3.1 13 502 2.3 13 455 2.1
Philadelphia, PA 23 355 1.5 14 415 1.9 14 434 2.0
Anaheim, CA 14 521 2.2 18 393 1.8 15 390 1.8
Houston, TX 16 498 2.1 14 415 1.9 16 369 1.7
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 20 403 1.7 20 349 1.6 17 347 1.6
San Jose, CA 17 474 2.0 14 415 1.9 17 347 1.6
Seattle, WA 17 474 2.0 20 349 1.6 17 347 1.6
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 14 521 2.2 14 415 1.9 20 260 1.2
Newark, NJ 25 261 1.1 28 196 0.9 21 238 1.1
Detroit, MI 25 261 1.1 22 284 1.3 22 217 1.0
Florida Keys, FL 22 379 1.6 22 284 1.3 22 217 1.0
Hawaii, HI 38 142 0.6 39 131 0.6 24 195 0.9
Maui, HI 20 403 1.7 22 284 1.3 25 195 0.9
Phoenix, AZ 19 427 1.8 25 262 1.2 25 195 0.9
Riverside/San Bernadino, CA 30 237 1.0 30 175 0.8 25 195 0.9
Cincinnati, OH 45 118 0.5 43 109 0.5 28 173 0.8
Denver, CO 25 261 1.1 27 240 1.1 28 173 0.8
Sacramento, CA 36 166 0.7 34 153 0.7 28 173 0.8
Salinas, CA 30 237 1.0 34 153 0.7 28 173 0.8
Baltimore, MD 38 142 0.6 34 153 0.7 32 152 0.7
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 30 237 1.0 30 175 0.8 32 152 0.7
Ft. Myers, FL 25 261 1.1 28 196 0.9 32 152 0.7
Nassau, NY 45 118 0.5 34 153 0.7 35 130 0.6
Portland, OR 33 190 0.8 43 109 0.5 35 130 0.6
Salt Lake City, UT 45 118 0.5 34 153 0.7 35 130 0.6
Santa Barbara, CA 36 166 0.7 39 131 0.6 35 130 0.6
Austin, TX 45 118 0.5 39 131 0.6 39 108 0.5
Melbourne, FL 38 142 0.6 43 109 0.5 39 108 0.5
New Orleans, LA 23 355 1.5 18 393 1.8 39 108 0.5
Oakland, CA 38 142 0.6 39 131 0.6 39 108 0.5
San Antonio, TX 45 118 0.5 43 109 0.5 39 108 0.5
Sarasota, FL 33 190 0.8 30 175 0.8 39 108 0.5
St. Louis, MO 54 95 0.4 52 87 0.4 39 108 0.5
West Palm Beach, FL 25 261 1.1 30 175 0.8 39 108 0.5
Atlantic City, NJ 54 95 0.4 43 109 0.5 47 87 0.4
Minn./St. Paul, MN 33 190 0.8 25 262 1.2 47 87 0.4
Pittsburgh, PA 45 118 0.5 43 109 0.5 49 65 0.3
Cleveland, OH 54 95 0.4 43 109 0.5 50 U U
Charlotte, NC 65 47 0.2 43 109 0.5 50 U U
Kauai, HI 54 95 0.4 43 109 0.5 50 U U
Nashville, TN 54 95 0.4 U U U 50 U U
Raleigh-Durham, NC 38 142 0.6 52 87 0.4 50 U U
Indianapolis, IN 54 95 0.4 U U U 50 U U
United States, total2 23,698 21,833 21,679
1
International travelers to the United States from Canada and Mexico are not included.
2
Includes U.S. territories.
KEY: U = data are unavailable.
NOTE: A visitor may visit more than one city. "Percent of U.S. total" represents the percent of visitors visiting the city. These columns, therefore, do not sum to
100. Some cities are not shown due to low sampling size of overseas visitors.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Tourism Industries, Overseas Visitors to Select U.S. Cities/Hawaiian
Islands, Washington, DC: Annual Issues, available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/ as of Oct. 7, 2006.