Delay in International U.S. Arrivals Data from NTTO


Delay in International U.S. Arrivals Data from NTTO

Delay in International U.S. Arrivals

The U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) recently released acommunication regarding a delay in the delivery of international arrivals data due to technical challenges. Fortunately, the current delays are a temporary consequence of federal investments to enhance data accuracy and timeliness.

NTTO international arrivals figures are derived from I-94 data collected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. One contributing factor to the delay is a backlog of I-94 paper processing from a small number of ports that have not converted to electronic processing. A data platform conversion, currently underway at the Department of Homeland Security, presents an additional challenge for the data program.

For more information, please visit the NTTO website.

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