2005 Profile Of Overseas Travelers To The U.S. - Inbound (Page 8 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
       
 Avg. Exp. by Category (per visitor):      
       
 Lodging $426 $322 $759
 Gifts & Souvenirs $338 $355 $301
 Food, Beverages $312 $299 $349
 Transportation $209 $177 $318
 Entertainment $147 $179 $95
 Other $134 $97 $173
 U.S. Airport $27 $25 $34
       
 Trip Expenses Payment Method:      
       
 Credit Cards 47% 42% 65%
 Cash 44% 47% 31%
 Travelers Checks 6% 8% 2%
 Debit Cards 4% 4% 3%
       
 Sex & Age of Traveler:      
       
 Male Adults 59% 54% 81%
 Female Adults 41% 46% 20%
       
 Average Age of Male (years) 42.8 42.3 42.3
       
 Average Age of Female (years) 39.5 38.5 38.2
       
 Occupation:      
       
 Professional/Technical 32% 31% 36%
 Manager/Executive 30% 25% 53%
 Clerical/Sales 10% 13% 4%
 Student 7% 8% 2%
 Retired 7% 7% 1%
 Homemaker/Housewife 6% 7% 1%
 Craftsman/Factory Worker 3% 3% 1%
 Government/Military 3% 3% 1%
       
 Annual Household Income:      
       
 Average $86,700 $83,400 $105,800
 Median $72,500 $70,000 $95,200

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).

Source: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries

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