1996 PROFILE OF U.S. RESIDENT TRAVELERS
VISITING OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS - OUTBOUND
REPORTED FROM: SURVEY OF INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVELERS (IFS)

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U.S. RESIDENT TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS: ALL U.S. TRAVELERS FOR LEISURE & VFR FOR BUSINESS
& CONVENTION.
Total Number of Travelers** = 19,786,000 15,077,000 7,519,000
Number of Countries Visited:
One Country 76% 77% 70%
Two Countries 15% 14% 19%
Three or More Countries 9% 9% 12%
Average (Countries) 1.4 1.4 1.5
Median (Countries) 1.0 1.0 1.0
Number of Destinations Visited*:
One Destination 55% 54% 52%
Two Destinations 22% 22% 25%
Three or More Destinations 24% 25% 24%
Average (No. of Destinations) 1.9 2.0 1.9
Median (No. of Destinations) 1.0 1.0 1.0
Transportation Used Outside
the U.S.*:
Taxi/Cab/Limousine 47% 43% 58%
Airline between Cities 36% 34% 41%
Private Auto 29% 29% 31%
Rented Auto 20% 21% 21%
City Subway/Tram/Bus 20% 22% 19%
Railroad between Cities 17% 19% 15%
Bus between Cities 14% 17% 8%
Motor Home/Camper 2% 2% 1%
Port-of-Entry:
New York City 24% 26% 19%
Miami 11% 10% 13%
Los Angeles 9% 9% 10%
San Francisco 8% 8% 9%
Washington, D.C. 6% 5% 7%
Atlanta 5% 5% 5%
Chicago 5% 4% 5%
Boston 3% 4% 3%
Philadelphia 3% 4% 3%
Newark 3% 3% 2%
Seattle 2% 2% 3%
Houston 2% 2% 2%
Detroit 2% 1% 2%
Charlotte 2% 2% 1%

* Multiple Response.

** NOTE: Percentages listed in this profile can be converted into estimated numbers by multiplying the percentage by 19,786,000 (total U.S. Residents visiting overseas destinations), 15,077,000 (Leisure & Visit Friends/Relatives), and 7,519,000 (Business & Convention).

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