Overseas Visitation

TMI 2002-2017 Overseas Chart

Source: Travel Market Insights based on US Department of Commerce data

Overseas visitation to Boston (excluding Canada and Mexico) has increased 53% over the past decade.

TOP 5 MARKETS FOR OVERSEAS VISITORS ARE CHINA, UK, GERMANY, FRANCE & INDIA:

Boston Visitors by Country 2017

Source: Travel Market Insights based on US Department of Commerce Data

Robust growth in Chinese visitation has driven the increase in international visitors, as has Massport's success in winning direct, nonstop services to new international destinations.  Boston Logan International Airport now offers direct service to 56 international locations.

Updated Chinese Visitor 2007-17

Source: Travel Market Insights based on US Department of Commerce Data

Chinese visitors grew by over 870% between 2007 and 2017.

Chinese visitors accounted for 33% of overseas expenditures in 2017, spending on average over $5,000 per visit.

Chinese visitors stayed on average 10.1 days in Boston-area hotels and 13.9 days in Boston.

Chinese Visitors Updated 2013-2017

Chinese Share Shift YOY 2016-2017

Chinese Share Shift

Source: Travel Market Insights

Boston outpaced all major American cities in Chinese inbound visitor growth between August 2017 & July 2018.

Brand USA US Cities Chinese Visitation Graph

Source: Brand USA and Sabre Metric Intelligence

% of Chinese to Oversease

Source: Tourism Economics

Since 2013 the percentage of Chinese visitors of overall overseas visitors has nearly doubled, from 7.5% to 14.7%.  A decade ago, in 2007, Chinese visitors represented less than 3% of overall overseas visitors. 

2017 Overseas Spending TMI

While overseas visitors only represent 8% of overall visitation to Boston they account for nearly 15% of tourism spending.

Source: Travel Market Insights