WASHINGTON — Census data on arrivals of foreign tourists to the United States shows a year-over-year decline of 4.8 percent, but 32 countries are seeing a return of tourists from countries once declining in number. Four of those are in Asia: Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and India.
Six European countries — Austria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Italy and Sweden — are seeing a return of tourists from Asia that were once declining.
Canada remains the top origin country for foreign tourists to the United States, with nearly 4 million visitors. Canada’s exports to the United States of goods for manufacturing are nearly $115 billion, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. According to the Bank of Canada, Canada’s monthly exports of goods and services to the United States were $2.94 billion in October.
Overall, the U.S. recorded just under 37 million international visitors for the month of October, according to the Commerce Department.