Incentives for Tourism in the United States

Purpose of Travel for Non-Resident Arrivals (2014)

Understanding tourists’ arrival patterns to the U.S. prompts us to question why they visit the U.S. in the first place. The above statistic is based on the International Trade Administration’s report on the “Top-20 Business and Pleasure Travelers,” which includes countries such as Argentina, Brazil, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. As the pie graph demonstrates, the majority of tourists from these countries visit the U.S. for leisure and only 13.7% come for business.



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