Regional Profile: Asia
Asian 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

4,579

5,097

5,165

5,551

6,616

7,500

7,756

69%

% Change

n/a

11%

1%

7%

19%

13%

3%

 

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

 

ASIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

U.S. Mainland

53.5%

4,149

52.2%

3,915

Hawaiian Islands

32.4%

2,513

34.0%

2,550

California

32.1%

2,490

31.3%

2,348

Guam

16.7%

1,295

16.6%

1,245

New York

12.0%

931

12.7%

953

Nevada

10.8%

838

9.2%

690

Florida

4.8%

372

4.7%

353

Illinois

3.8%

295

4.3%

323

Texas

3.0%

233

3.3%

248

Washington

2.7%

209

2.9%

218

Massachusetts

2.6%

202

2.5%

188

Arizona

2.3%

178

2.2%

165

Georgia

1.9%

147

1.4%

105

New Jersey

1.7%

132

1.9%

143

Oregon

1.6%

124

1.4%

105

Ohio

1.5%

116

1.3%

98

Michigan

1.4%

109

1.7%

128

Pennsylvania

1.2%

93

1.7%

128

North Carolina

1.0%

78

0.8%

60

Wisconsin

0.9%

70

0.5%

38

Colorado

0.9%

70

1.2%

90

Utah

0.9%

70

0.6%

45

Virginia

0.7%

54

0.7%

53

Minnesota

0.6%

47

1.0%

75

Louisiana

0.6%

47

0.6%

45

Tennessee

0.6%

47

0.5%

38

Maryland

0.5%

39

0.5%

38

Missouri

0.5%

39

0.7%

53

Connecticut

**

**

0.5%

38

U.S. Trust Territories

**

**

0.8%

60

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

Oahu / Honolulu

26.7%

2,071

27.5%

2,063

Los Angeles

20.9%

1,621

20.5%

1,538

San Francisco

13.1%

1,016

13.9%

1,043

New York City

11.3%

876

12.1%

908

Las Vegas

10.4%

807

8.9%

668

Maui

4.5%

349

5.3%

398

Anaheim

3.7%

287

3.3%

248

Chicago

3.7%

287

3.8%

285

District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)

3.3%

256

3.9%

293

San Jose

2.9%

225

2.7%

203

Orlando

2.8%

217

3.1%

233

Seattle

2.5%

194

2.7%

203

Boston

2.5%

194

2.4%

180

San Diego

2.2%

171

2.2%

165

Hawaii (Big Island)

2.0%

155

2.9%

218

Atlanta

1.8%

140

1.3%

98

Portland, Oregon

1.4%

109

1.1%

83

Kauai

1.2%

93

1.2%

90

Miami

1.2%

93

1.1%

83

Houston

1.2%

93

1.3%

98

Dallas / Ft. Worth

1.2%

93

1.4%

105

Detroit

1.1%

85

1.4%

105

Phoenix

0.9%

70

0.9%

68

Oakland

0.8%

62

0.6%

45

Fresno

0.8%

62

0.7%

53

Riverside / San Bernardino

0.7%

54

0.5%

38

Philadelphia

0.7%

54

1.0%

75

Sacramento

0.7%

54

0.6%

45

Milwaukee

0.6%

47

**

**

Monterey

0.6%

47

0.5%

38

Denver

0.6%

47

1.0%

75

Salt Lake City

0.5%

39

**

**

Austin

0.5%

39

**

**

Reno

0.5%

39

**

**

New Orleans

0.5%

39

0.5%

38

Salt Lake City

0.5%

39

0.5%

38

Buffalo

0.5%

39

0.7%

53

Minneapolis / St. Paul

0.5%

39

0.9%

68

Columbus

**

**

0.5%

38

Pittsburgh

**

**

0.5%

38

St. Louis

**

**

0.5%

38

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1997

1996

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

72%

72%

0

Business

22%

24%

-2

Visit Friends and Relatives

23%

22%

1

Attend Convention

9%

10%

-1

Prepaid Package

39%

38%

1

First International Trip

33%

34%

-1

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

     

Airline in U.S.

35%

36%

-1

Private Automobile

28%

27%

1

Rented Automobile

24%

25%

-1

Bus between Cities

15%

15%

0

Rail between Cities

4%

5%

-1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1997

1996

% Change

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

12.5

11.4

10%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$141

$151

-7%

Average Number of States Visited

1.5

1.5

0%

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:   May 1998