Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Foreign travel still expected to be brisk

In a first-ever summer forecast for foreign travel, AAA Colorado expects 508,000 Coloradans will travel internationally this summer. That represents a 3.6 percent increase over the 468,000 who were estimated to have traveled overseas last summer.

The report includes automobile and air travel outside the U.S. Colorado travelers will spend $622 million while traveling overseas in June, July and August, a 7.2 percent increase from last summer, according to the report, which was prepared for AAA by Global Insight.

Nationally, AAA estimates 25.1 million Americans will travel internationally this summer, a 2.6 percent increase over 2007. China and India will see the largest increases in travel from U.S. citizens, while Canada and Mexico will remain the most popular destinations.

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