1997 Profile of U.S. Resident Travelers Visiting Overseas Destinations - Outbound Reported From: Survey of International Air Travelers (IFS)
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Posted November 1998

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U.S. RESIDENT TRAVELE CHARACTERISTICS:All U.S. TravelersFor Leisure & VFRFor Business & Conv.
Total Number of Travelers**21,634,00016,615,0008,286,000
Transportation Outside the U.S.*:
Taxi/Cab/Limousine47%43%59%
Airline between Cities36%35%41%
Private Auto30%30%32%
Rented Auto21%22%21%
City Subway/Tram/Bus21%23%19%
Railroad between Cities18%19%17%
Bus between Cities14%16%8%
Port-of-Entry:
New York City19%20%18%
Miami11%11%11%
Los Angeles9%9%10%
San Francisco8%7%9%
Chicago6%6%7%
Washington, D.C.5%5%7%
Boston4%4%4%
Atlanta4%3%4%
Philadelphia4%4%3%
Newark3%3%2%
Houston3%2%3%
Charlotte2%3%1%
Seattle2%2%2%
Detroit2%2%2%
International Destinations Visited*:
Europe45%46%46%
Western Europe44%45%45%
     United Kingdom17%17%18%
     France10%10%10%
     Germany8%8%10%
     Italy7%8%5%
     Netherlands4%4%4%
     Switzerland3%3%4%
     Spain3%4%3%
     Austria2%2%1%
     Greece2%2%1%
     Belgium2%1%2%
     Ireland2%2%2%
Eastern Europe4%4%4%

* Multiple Response.

** NOTE: Percentages listed in this profile can be converted into estimated numbers by multiplying the percentage by 21,634,000 (total U.S. Residents visiting overseas destinations), 16,615,000 (Leisure & Visit Friends/Relatives), and 8,286,000 (Business & Convention).

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