Regional Profile: South America
South American 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

1,575

1,770

2,026

2,112

2,449

2,461

2,831

80%

% Change

n/a

12%

14%

4%

16%

0%

15%

 

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

 

SOUTH AMERICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

Florida

63.4%

1,795

66.3%

1,632

New York

27.3%

773

23.0%

566

California

15.1%

427

13.7%

337

Nevada

4.7%

133

5.1%

126

Texas

3.7%

105

3.6%

89

Massachusetts

3.7%

105

3.4%

84

New Jersey

3.3%

93

**

**

Illinois

3.2%

91

4.3%

106

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

Miami

52.4%

1,483

55.9%

1,376

Orlando

26.8%

759

25.1%

618

New York City

26.6%

753

22.6%

556

Los Angeles

9.7%

275

9.5%

234

San Francisco

6.6%

187

5.3%

130

District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)

4.8%

136

4.7%

116

Las Vegas

4.3%

122

5.0%

123

Boston

3.7%

105

**

**

Fort Lauderdale

3.6%

102

3.7%

91

Chicago

3.1%

88

4.2%

103

Tampa/St. Petersburg

**

**

3.9%

96

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1997

1996

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

65%

62%

3

Business

32%

35%

-3

Visit Friends and Relatives

29%

28%

1

Attend Convention

14%

13%

1

Prepaid Package

16%

17%

-0

First International Trip

16%

16%

0

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

     

Rented Automobile

45%

50%

-5

Airline in U.S.

28%

30%

-2

Private Automobile

25%

25%

0

Bus between Cities

9%

9%

-0

Rail between Cities

6%

6%

-0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1997

1996

% Change

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

14.8

15.5

-5%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$135

$123

10%

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