Regional Profile: Eastern Europe
Eastern European 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

209

207

233

254

300

350

382

83%

% Change

n/a

-1%

13%

9%

18%

17%

9%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996r

1997

% Change 1997/1991

Receipts

$387

$405

$479

$558

$691

$1,213

$1,249

223%

% Change

n/a

5%

18%

16%

24%

76%

3%

 

EAST EUROPE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

New York

31.6%

121

40.9%

143

Illinois

20.1%

77

**

**

California

**

**

19.6%

69

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

New York City

27.4%

105

38.1%

133

Chicago

19.8%

76

**

**

District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)

16.1%

62

31.7%

111

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1997

1996

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Visit Friends and Relatives

56%

40%

16

Business

37%

56%

-19

Vacation / Holiday

28%

28%

0

Attend Convention

9%

12%

-3

Prepaid Package

8%

7%

1

First International Trip

26%

36%

-10

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

     

Private Automobile

48%

38%

10

Airline in U.S.

47%

34%

13

Rented Automobile

20%

30%

-11

Bus between Cities

10%

13%

-3

Rail between Cities

9%

12%

-3

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1997

1996

% Change

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

37.2

32.6

14%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$51

$63

-19%

Average Number of States Visited

1.9

2.0

-5%

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

Sources:
 

Publication Date:   July 1998