Regional Profile: Western Europe
Western 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

7,151

8,055

8,397

7,865

8,492

9,377

10,007

40%

% Change

n/a

13%

4%

-6%

8%

10%

7%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996r

1997

% Change 1997/1991

Receipts

$13,945

$17,087

$18,713

$18,111

$19,974

$21,958

$22,038

58%

% Change

n/a

23%

10%

-3%

10%

10%

0%

 

WESTERN EUROPEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

Florida

26.6%

2,662

27.3%

2,560

New York

26.6%

2,662

26.1%

2,447

California

26.3%

2,632

26.8%

2,513

Nevada

9.8%

981

10.9%

1,022

Massachusetts

7.4%

741

7.4%

694

Arizona

6.5%

650

7.7%

722

Illinois

5.3%

530

6.1%

572

Texas

4.9%

490

4.7%

441

Georgia

3.7%

370

4.1%

384

Pennsylvania

3.6%

360

4.2%

394

New Jersey

3.5%

350

3.6%

338

Colorado

3.2%

320

3.3%

309

North Carolina

3.0%

300

2.2%

206

Utah

2.9%

290

4.1%

384

Washington

2.7%

270

3.1%

291

Hawaiian Islands

2.6%

260

2.7%

253

Virginia

2.3%

230

2.3%

216

Louisiana

2.1%

210

2.7%

253

Connecticut

2.1%

210

1.7%

159

Ohio

2.0%

200

2.2%

206

South Carolina

1.9%

190

1.4%

131

Michigan

1.7%

170

1.8%

169

Tennessee

1.6%

160

1.4%

131

Minnesota

1.5%

150

1.4%

131

Maryland

1.5%

150

1.6%

150

Oregon

1.4%

140

1.2%

113

Wisconsin

1.2%

120

1.0%

94

New Hampshire

1.0%

100

1.0%

94

Wyoming

1.0%

100

1.3%

122

Maine

1.0%

100

**

**

Indiana

0.9%

90

**

**

Missouri

0.9%

90

**

**

New Mexico

0.8%

80

0.9%

84

Vermont

0.7%

70

**

**

Alabama

0.7%

70

**

**

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

New York City

25.1%

2,512

24.4%

2,288

Orlando

15.0%

1,501

15.6%

1,463

Los Angeles

14.3%

1,431

14.3%

1,341

San Francisco

13.2%

1,321

15.2%

1,425

Las Vegas

9.4%

941

10.3%

966

Miami

9.2%

921

9.1%

853

Metro DC Area

7.5%

751

7.5%

703

Boston

6.8%

680

6.6%

619

Chicago

5.1%

510

5.8%

544

San Diego

4.7%

470

4.2%

394

Tampa/St. Petersburg

4.1%

410

4.2%

394

Atlanta

2.8%

280

3.4%

319

Phoenix

2.4%

240

2.9%

272

Seattle

2.4%

240

2.8%

263

Philadelphia

2.2%

220

2.5%

234

Dallas/Ft. Worth

2.1%

210

1.8%

169

Houston

2.1%

210

1.8%

169

New Orleans

1.9%

190

2.4%

225

Ft. Lauderdale

1.8%

180

1.9%

178

Anaheim

1.8%

180

2.2%

206

Denver

1.8%

180

2.0%

188

Riverside/San Bern.

1.7%

170

1.7%

159

Sarasota

1.6%

160

2.1%

197

Monterey

1.6%

160

1.7%

159

Oahu/Honolulu

1.5%

150

1.4%

131

San Jose

1.4%

140

1.6%

150

Buffalo

1.3%

130

1.0%

94

Ft. Myers

1.3%

130

2.1%

197

Minn./St. Paul

1.2%

120

1.3%

122

Santa Barbara

1.2%

120

1.3%

122

Sacramento

1.1%

110

1.3%

122

West Palm Beach

1.1%

110

1.3%

122

Portland

1.1%

110

**

**

Newark

1.1%

110

1.3%

122

Detroit

1.1%

110

1.1%

103

Daytona Beach

1.1%

110

1.2%

113

Raleigh

1.0%

100

**

**

Maui

1.0%

100

**

**

Melbourne, Florida

0.9%

90

1.3%

122

Charleston

0.9%

90

**

**

Baltimore

0.9%

90

0.9%

84

Norfolk, VA

0.8%

80

**

**

Tucson

0.8%

80

**

**

Nashville

0.8%

80

**

**

Pittsburgh

0.7%

70

0.9%

84

Fresno

0.7%

70

**

**

St. Louis

0.7%

70

**

**

Nassau, NY

0.7%

70

**

**

Charlotte, NC

0.7%

70

**

**

Cincinnati

0.7%

70

**

**

Memphis

0.7%

70

**

**

Salt Lake City

0.7%

70

1.2%

113

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1997

1996

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

63%

62%

1

Visit Friends and Relatives

36%

34%

1

Business

32%

33%

-1

Attend Convention

8%

10%

-1

Prepaid Package

14.3%

17%

-2

First International Trip

23.4%

23%

1

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

     

Rented Automobile

41%

43%

-2

Private Automobile

29%

26%

3

Airline in U.S.

28%

29%

-1

Rail between Cities

9%

9%

0

Bus between Cities

8%

7%

1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1997

1996

% Change

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

16.7

16.7

0%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$86

$90

-4%

Average Number of States Visited

1.8

1.8

0%

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