Overseas Traffic Effectively Stops in April: For some of us in the U.S. inbound tour and travel industry, it seemed that, last month, following the posting of overseas arrivals number for the March 2020, it simply could not go on like this. It didn’t. It got worse. Statistically speaking, no one from abroad came to the USA last month. And with no route openings or additions of note, the situation won’t improve much once the visitor count for May is tallied and posted.
So, as you review the following tables furnished by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO), which detail overseas arrivals to the United States from world regions and key country markets, please realize that the numbers are real. And as we cope with, and respond to, the coronavirus-driven global pandemic, let us all stay safe and look forward.