2005 Profile Of Overseas Travelers To The U.S. - Inbound (Page 7 of 8)

Reported From: Survey Of International Air Travelers (IFS)

OVERSEAS TRAVELERS CHARACTERISTICS: ALL OVERSEAS VISITORS ALL LEISURE VISITORS ALL BUSINESS VISITORS
Total Number of Travelers = 21,679,000 13,397,000 5,203,000
 Main factors involved in Airline Choice:      
       
 Airfare 30% 34% 18%
 Convenient Schedule 17% 15% 21%
 Non-Stop Flight 11% 11% 12%
 Mileage Bonus/Freq. Flyer program 11% 10% 15%
 Previous Good Experience 7% 7% 6%
 Safety Reputation 6% 7% 6%
 Loyalty to Carrier 5% 4% 5%
 Employer Policy 3% 2% 9%
 In-Flight Service Reputation 2% 3% 3%
       
 Type of Airline Ticket:      
       
 Economy/Tourist/Coach 77% 81% 65%
 Executive/Business 12% 8% 26%
 Frequent Flyer Award 3% 4% 2%
 Don't Know 3% 3% 1%
 Discount/Group Fare 3% 3% 2%
 First Class 2% 2% 4%
 Frequent Flyer Upgrade 2% 1% 4%
 Non-Revenue Passenger 1% 1% 1%
       
 Seating Area:      
       
 Economy/Tourist/Coach 82% 87% 66%
 Executive/Business 15% 11% 28%
 First Class 3% 2% 6%
       
 Average Total Trip Expenditures:      
       
 Per Travel Party $4,909 $5,152 $5,364
 Per Visitor $3,088 $2,691 $4,329
       
 Average International Airfare      
       
 Per Travel Party $2,103 $1,969 $2,672
 Per Visitor $1,415 $1,117 $2,181
       
 Average Package Price      
       
 Per Travel Party $3,628 $3,620 -
 Per Visitor $1,526 $1,474 -
       
 Average Expenditures in the U.S.:      
       
 Per Travel Party $2,533 $2,786 $2,514
 Per Visitor $1,594 $1,456 $2,029
 Per Visitor Per Day $98 $101 $132

NOTE: All percentages listed in this profile can be converted into estimated numbers by multiplying the percentage by 21,679,000 (total overseas travelers to the U.S.), 13,397,000 (total leisure travelers), or 5,203,000 (total business travelers).

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