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Overseas Visitors to Select U.S. States and Territories - 1996-1995

STATE/TERRITORY VISITATION** 1996 MARKET SHARE 1996 VISITATION (000) 1995 MARKET SHARE 1995 VISITATION (000) VOLUME % CHANGE
California 26.5% 6,004 25.7% 5,304 13%
Florida 25.2% 5,710 25.9% 5,345 7%
New York 21.2% 4,804 21.7% 4,479 7%
Hawaiian Islands 13.5% 3,059 14.1% 2,910 5%
Nevada 9.1% 2,062 9.0% 1,858 11%
Guam 5.7% 1,292 6.0% 1,238 4%
Illinois 5.2% 1,178 5.4% 1,115 6%
Massachusetts 5.1% 1,156 5.1% 1,053 10%
Arizona 4.4% 997 4.3% 887 12%
Texas 4.3% 974 4.2% 867 12%
Pennsylvania 3.1% 702 2.9% 599 17%
Georgia 2.9% 657 2.9% 599 10%
New Jersey 2.8% 634 2.9% 599 6%
Washington 2.7% 612 2.9% 599 2%
Colorado 2.5% 566 2.1% 433 31%
Utah 2.2% 498 2.1% 433 15%
Louisiana 1.8% 408 2.0% 413 -1%
Ohio 1.7% 385 1.7% 351 10%
North Carolina 1.6% 363 1.5% 310 17%
Michigan 1.6% 363 1.8% 372 -2%
Virginia 1.5% 340 1.7% 351 -3%
Minnesota 1.2% 272 1.0% 206 32%
Maryland 1.2% 272 1.2% 248 10%
Oregon 1.1% 249 1.2% 248 1%
Tennessee 1.0% 227 1.3% 268 -16%
Connecticut 1.0% 227 1.1% 227 0%
South Carolina 0.8% 181 1.1% 227 -20%
Wisconsin 0.7% 159 0.7% 144 10%
Wyoming 0.7% 159 0.8% 165 -4%
Missouri 0.7% 159 0.7% 144 10%
New Mexico 0.6% 136 0.7% 144 -6%
Indiana 0.6% 136 0.7% 144 -6%
Maine 0.5% 113 0.5% 103 10%
New Hampshire 0.5% 113 0.5% 103 10%
Vermont 0.4% 91 0.4% 83 10%
Alabama 0.4% 91 0.4% 83 10%
Oklahoma 0.3% 68 0.3% 62 10%
Kentucky 0.3% 68 0.4% 83 -18%
Iowa 0.3% 68 0.3% 62 10%
Kansas 0.3% 68 0.3% 62 10%
U.S. Trust Terr. 0.3% 68 0.3% 62 10%
Puerto Rico 0.3% 68 0.5% 103 -34%
Delaware 0.3% 68 0.3% 62 10%
Idaho 0.3% 68 0.3% 62 10%
Rhode Island 0.3% 68 0.3% 62 10%
Alaska 0.3% 68 0.3% 62 10%
Arkansas 0.2% 45 0.2% 41 10%
Mississippi 0.2% 45 0.3% 62 -27%
Montana ** ** ** ** **
West Virginia ** ** ** ** **
South Dakota ** ** ** ** **
U.S. Virgin Islands ** ** ** ** **
North Dakota ** ** ** ** **

* Excludes Canada and Mexico
** Some states/territories visitation not shown due to low sampling size of overseas visitors.
For more information please contact Tourism Industries.

Source: Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration. 2/98