The United States received 77.5 million
international visitors in 2015, of which nearly 2.6 million were from China,
according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Travel & Tourism
The visitor number from China increased at
double digits for the 11th time in 2015 in the past 12 years, and set a
visitation record for the sixth consecutive year. The number of Chinese
visitors to the US exceeded one million for the first time in 2011, and it rose
to 2.6 million in 2015, up by 18% YoY.
Visitor arrivals from Asia to the US
increased 12% during the period, mainly due to increase in visitors from China
(excluding Hong Kong), South Korea and India.
New York remained topmost destination for
international visitors for 15 years in a row in 2015, and was followed by
Miami, Los Angeles, Honolulu and San Francisco.