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Key Tourism Indicators - Receipts for travel items in current prices

(US dollars)

The United States of America is the top country by receipts for travel items in the world. As of 2015, receipts for travel items in the United States of America was 204,525 million US dollars that accounts for 17.05 % of the world's receipts for travel items. The top 5 countries (others are China, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom) account for 38.90 % of it. The world's total receipts for travel items was estimated at 1,199,243 million US dollars in 2015.

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International tourism receipts for travel items are expenditures by international inbound visitors in the reporting economy. The goods and services are purchased by, or on behalf of, the traveler or provided, without a quid pro quo, for the traveler to use or give away. These receipts should include any other prepayment made for goods or services received in the destination country. They also may include receipts from same-day visitors, except in cases where these are so important as to justify a separate classification. Excluded is the international carriage of travelers, which is covered in passenger travel items. Data are in current U.S. dollars.