Regional Profile: Caribbean
Caribbean Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)

Year

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

% Change 1997/1991

Arrivals

1,061

1,004

1,098

1,031

1,044

1,133

1,189

12%

% Change

n/a

-5%

9%

-6%

1%

9%

5%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

% Change 1997/1991

Receipts

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

% Change

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

CARIBBEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

Florida

67.2%

799

69.5%

787

New York

30.1%

358

23.9%

271

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

Miami

52.9%

629

60.1%

681

New York City

29.3%

348

23.0%

261

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1997

1996

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Visit Friends and Relatives

55%

43%

12

Vacation / Holiday

53%

49%

4

Business

32%

36%

-3

Attend Convention

8%

9%

-1

Prepaid Package

11%

16%

-5

First International Trip

7%

4%

3

Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)

     

Private Automobile

42%

40%

2

Rented Automobile

34%

30%

5

Bus between Cities

13%

12%

1

Airline in U.S.

10%

26%

-16

Rail between Cities

10%

7%

2

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1997

1996

% Change

Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)

10.5

8.5

24%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$106

$88

20%

Average Number of States Visited

1.4

1.2

17%

Notes:
 
      *   Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.
n/a Information not available.

Sources:
 

Publication Date:   June 1998