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SPENDING: $9.8 BILLION IN APRIL-$40.6 BILLION IN FIRST 4 MONTHS
Year-to-Date Arrivals 10 Percent Below Last Year
The U.S. Department of Commerce announces that 4.2 million international visitors traveled to the United States in April 2009, an increase of three percent compared to April 2008. Total visitation in the first four months of 2009 was down 10 percent compared to the same period 2008. International visitors spent $9.8 billion during the month, 15 percent less than visitors spent in April 2008. April 2009 marks the sixth consecutive month of decreases in international visitors spending. In the first four months 2009, visitors spent $40.6 billion, down nearly 12 percent from the same period in 2008.
Part of the increase in April 2009 was expected since the Easter holidays occurred in March 2008. In 2009, the Easter holidays were in April.
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