Americans are hungrier to travel internationally than they were before the pandemic.
Americans spent more in June on international travel than they did before the pandemic, according to the U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office
They spent $17 billion — up from $15.4 billion in June 2019. On just goods and services like lodging and food, Americans traveling abroad spent $10.9 billion, which exceeded $9.8 billion in June 2019.
Between January and June, Americans traveling abroad spent $103.8 billion, up from $93.4 billion for the same period in 2019, according to the U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office.
International travelers in the U.S. aren’t keeping up. They spent nearly $17.4 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the U.S. in June, down from $20.3 billion for the same month before the pandemic. Total spending on just goods and services like lodging and food amounted to $9.6 billion, down from $12 billion in June 2019.
International traveler spending in the U.S. from January to June totaled $102.1 billion, up 38% from 2022. On average, international travelers spent more than $564 million a day.
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