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India Ranks Second in Tourist Arrivals to the USA Between January and May 2024

June 26, 2024 | Press Release

India has emerged as the second-largest international source market for travel to the United States, excluding Canada and Mexico, between January and May 2024. This milestone, based on data released by the United States National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO), marks a record-breaking surge in Indian tourist arrivals to the US.

In May 2024 alone, 263,150 passengers traveled from India to the United States, representing a nearly 32% increase from the 199,364 arrivals in May 2023. This significant rise secures India’s position as the second-highest market for visitors to the US during that month.

Throughout the January to May 2024 period, India maintained its strong standing, securing the second place with a total of 882,404 arrivals, trailing only the United Kingdom. This figure reflects a robust 37.2% growth compared to the 643,270 Indian arrivals recorded during the same period in 2023. When arrivals from Canada and Mexico are included, India ranks as the fourth largest source market for international visitors to the United States during this timeframe.

The United States continues to be a top choice for Indian travelers seeking long-haul leisure destinations. The ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, co-hosted by the USA, has significantly attracted Indian fans. Additionally, other major sporting events, such as the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2026, are expected to draw even more visitors from India. The anticipated addition of new flights later this year will further enhance travel accessibility for Indian tourists.

Recognizing India’s importance as a key market for US tourism, Brand USA remains committed to enhancing travel opportunities and experiences for Indian visitors. Through continued marketing efforts and collaborations within the Indian travel industry, Brand USA aims to strengthen and expand this vital travel corridor.