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Heading to Europe

October 15, 2000

The number of American visitors to Europe has nearly doubled in 10 years, to about 12 million. New this year: Off-peak travel (October to April) has surpassed peak-season travel (May to September).

U.S. Travelers to Europe (in millions, rounded)

1990-91

Peak........4.24

Off-Peak....2.65

1991-92

Peak........3.52

Off-Peak....3.26

1992-93

Peak........3.89

Off-Peak....3.45

1993-94

Peak........4.04

Off-Peak....3.66

1994-95

Peak........4.46

Off-Peak....3.85

1995-96

Peak........4.56

Off-Peak....4.09

1996-97

Peak........4.66

Off-Peak....4.50

1997-98

Peak........5.23

Off-Peak....5.08

1998-99

Peak........5.68

Off-Peak....5.48

1999-00

Peak........5.92*

Off-Peak....5.92

*Note: 5,918,631 versus 5,918,726 in off-peak season

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce

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