Last year 26½ percent of all visitors from the USA’s overseas source markets—this excludes Canada and Mexico—came to New York City. This translates into an increase of 473 thousand overseas visitors, which is larger than the total amount of overseas that most cities in the United States receive in a year.
The dominance of the New York area is not a solitary phenomenon. If you review the latest posting of data by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO), you will be able to see that just six destinations (New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco and Las Vegas) attract about 4 out of every 5 overseas visitors—or more than 79 percent of such visitors. Below, the recently released city data for 2018 and 2017 are arranged in roughly the same format as you’ll find them on the NTTO website.
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