Regional Profile: Africa
African 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

139

150

169

173

186

205

234

68%

% Change

n/a

8%

13%

2%

8%

10%

14%

 

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

 

AFRICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

New York

42.9%

100

45.5%

93

Florida

29.9%

70

30.4%

62

California

21.9%

51

19.4%

40

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

New York City

41.9%

98

43.9%

90

Orlando

18.1%

42

17.5%

36

Miami

**

**

15.2%

31

District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)

**

**

12.6%

26

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1997

1996

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

50%

46%

4

Visit Friends and Relatives

43%

39%

4

Business

39%

42%

-3

Attend Convention

15%

16%

-1

Prepaid Package

10%

11%

-1

First International Trip

32%

34%

-2

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

     

Airline in U.S.

54%

45%

9

Private Automobile

36%

30%

6

Rented Automobile

26%

36%

-10

Bus between Cities

9%

11%

-2

Rail between Cities

8%

12%

-4

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1997

1996

% Change

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

25.1

20.1

25%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$103

$161

-36%

Average Number of States Visited

2.0

2.1

-5%

Notes:
 
      *   Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.
** Not displayed due to low respondent base for this survey year.
n/a Information not available.

Sources:
 

Publication Date:   June 1998