Market share for inbound travel to the U.S. is gradually shifting toward emerging markets such as China and Brazil, whose consumers are also spending more than travelers from traditional markets, says Julie Heizer of the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries. "The average Chinese traveler will spend $6,000 on a trip to the U.S., as opposed to about $4,000 from mature market travelers and much less from neighboring Mexico and Canada," Heizer said.

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