According to the National Travel and Tourism Office’s latest data, international traveler spending in the U.S. reached its highest monthly level since the pandemic began in February 2020. In May, international travelers spent over $17.5 billion on travel and tourism-related activities within the U.S., a 26% increase from May 2022.
From January to May, international traveler spending totaled $84.7 billion, a 41% increase from 2022. On average, international travelers are now contributing around $561 million per day to the U.S. economy.
Spending on lodging, food, recreation, and other travel and tourism-related goods and services amounted to $9.7 billion, up from $7.2 billion in May 2022.
In May, Americans traveling abroad spent around $17 billion. Combined with total international traveler spending, this gives the U.S. a travel trade surplus of $530 million.
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