Global Travel Statistics

California Inbound Tourism Statistics

2015 Annual Person Trips to California

  Total Domestic International Overseas Mexico Canada
Total 257,900,000 240,900,000 17,000,000 7,600,000 7,800,000 1,500,000
Leisure 209,800,000 43,500,000 12,400,000 5,183,961 5,921,942 1,265,537
Business 48,100,000 197,400,000 4,600,000 2,416,039 1,878,058 234,463

sources: Tourism Economics; DKSA, TNS Global (domestic); CIC Research, OTTI (international); Dean Runyan, CIC Research (expenditures)


International Market Profiles and Trip Characteristics 

Below are profiles and trip characteristics for travel to California from top international markets. The profiles include visitor volume and spending as well as planning times, length of stay, activities and more. They also show how each market differs from the norm in terms of these characteristics.

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