Expedia Reports International Visitors Spending More in the U.S.
With travel spend to the U.S. from international visitors on the rise, Expedia, Inc. has released data showing that international inbound bookings from specific super regions to key U.S. destination cities are up significantly over last year. International visitors spent nearly $12.5 billion traveling to the U.S. and buying tourism-related activities while here during June.
This is a $1 billion increase over June 2010 and marks the 18th straight month of growth in U.S. travel and tourism exports, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Expedia took a closer look at the trend and its impact on hotels in key markets. It founds that bookings on Expedia and Hotels.com sites in Latin America are up 75 percent to Miami, 81 percent to New York and 56 percent to Orlando. Bookings from the company’s websites in Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) region to Los Angeles and Miami are growing faster than the market overall. Bookings from Asia-Pacific to Honolulu are up 32 percent. For more information, visit www.expediainc.com.