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Middle East, Central America and Asia, the growth markets for outbound travel from U.S.

According to latest numbers from Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, until May 2012, U.S. travel to overseas markets reached 11.2 million, up nine percent in the first five months.

Regional results were:
Europe, 3.9 million travelers, up six percent
Caribbean, 2.8 million travelers, up nine percent
Asia, 1.8 million travelers, up 11 percent
Central America, 1.0 million travelers, up 15 percent
South America, 658,000 travelers, up seven percent
Middle East, 595,000 travelers, up 14 percent
Oceania, 228,000 travelers, up 10 percent
Africa, 142,000 travelers, up four percent

U.S. travel to North American markets totaled 11.9 million, up almost one percent.
Mexico, 8.5 million travelers, down one percent; air travel (2.5 million) was up five percent.
Canada, 3.3 million travelers, up four percent; air travel (1.2 million) was also up by four percent.




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