Due to an increase in the number of travelers from Canada and Mexico, the number of international visitors to the U.S. is nearly back to the level it was in 2000. However, the number of visitors from major European markets and Japan continues to decline. According to U.S. Department of Commerce figures released this month, the U.S. hosted 51.1 million international travelers in 2006, up 4 percent from 2005 and nearly equal to the 51.2 million foreign travelers who visited the U.S. in 2000. ...

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