A one-page summary of U.S. travel exports by top markets. Includes a breakdown of travel exports by categories as well as data on visitation and average travel spending.
In 2018, the United States' top 20 travel export markets accounted for 78 percent of all travel exports to the country. China was, by far, the largest travel export market when education-related spending is included. Since 2015, China also surpassed Canada as the largest market for general travel spending (which excludes education/health-related spending and passenger fares).
Despite accounting for just under half of all international visitation to the U.S., overseas visitors were responsible for 83 percent of travel exports.
The average overseas visitor spent more than $4,000 per visit to the U.S., with the average Chinese visitor spending $6,500 per visit.