According to the U.S. Travel Forecast, prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce and research firm Global Insight, record arrivals and receipts from international travelers are expected in 2006 and 2007 to the United States. In 2007, the United States is projected to host more than 54 million international visitors, generating $113 billion in exports. In 2005, the United States hosted 49 million international visitors, a 7 percent increase from 2004. The arrivals forecast for 2006-2010 predicts that by 2010 international arrivals will reach 63 million, an increase of 28 percent between 2005 and 2010. Exports are projected to grow steadily in 2007 to nearly $113 billion. By 2010, the United States will reach at least $135 billion in travel exports.

Today’s forecast is significant for Americas travel and tourism industry as well as our economy. A strong global economy will certainly boost visitation to the United States in the future, said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Services Ana M. Guevara. This is particularly good news after international visitors added nearly $103 billion to our growing economy in 2005.

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