1998 Profile of U.S. Resident Travelers Visiting Overseas Destinations Reported From: Survey of International Air Travelers(IFS)
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Posted January 2000
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U.S. RESIDENT TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS:All U.S. TravelersFor Leisure & VFRFor Business & Conv.
Total Number of Travelers**23,069,00017,833,0008,559,000
Transportation Outside the U.S.*:
Taxi/Cab/Limousine46%42%59%
Airline between Cities36%36%41%
Private Auto29%29%30%
Rented Auto22%23%22%
City Subway/Tram/Bus21%23%19%
Railroad between Cities19%21%17%
Bus between Cities14%16%8%
Motor Home/Camper1%1%***
Port-of-Entry:
New York City20%21%15%
Miami11%11%12%
Los Angeles10%11%11%
San Francisco9%9%10%
Washington, D.C.6%6%7%
Atlanta4%3%5%
Chicago8%7%8%
Boston4%4%5%
Philadelphia3%3%2%
Newark3%3%3%
Seattle2%2%3%
Houston2%2%2%
Detroit2%2%2%
International Destinations
Visited*:
Europe48%49%50%
Western Europe46%48%48%
   United Kingdom16%16%19%
   France10%12%10%
   Germany8%8%10%
   Italy8%9%6%
   Netherlands4%4%5%
   Switzerland4%4%4%
   Spain4%5%3%
   Austria2%2%2%
   Greece2%3%1%
   Belgium2%2%3%
   Ireland2%2%1%
Eastern Europe4%4%4%

* Multiple Response.

** NOTE: Percentages listed in this profile can be converted into estimated numbers by multiplying the percentage by 23,069,000 (total U.S. Residents visiting overseas destinations), 17,833,000 (Leisure % Visit Friends/Relatives) and 8,559,000 (Business & Convention).