Regional Profile: Caribbean
Caribbean Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

% Change 1998/1992

Arrivals

1,004

1,098

1,031

1,044

1,133

1,189

1,161

16%

% Change

-5%

9%

-6%

1%

9%

5%

-2%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

% Change 1998/1992

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

 

CARIBBEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Florida

65.5%

760

67.2%

799

New York

27.5%

319

30.1%

358

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Miami

56.5%

656

52.9%

629

New York City

26.4%

306

29.3%

348

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1998

1997

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

49%

53%

-4

Visit Friends and Relatives

43%

55%

-12

Business

33%

32%

1

Attend Convention

6%

8%

-2

Prepaid Package

14%

11%

3

First International Trip

3%

7%

-4

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

     

Private Automobile

41%

42%

-1

Rented Automobile

29%

34%

-5

Airline in U.S.

17%

10%

7

Bus between Cities

13%

13%

-0

Rail between Cities

5%

10%

-5

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1998

1997

% Change

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

14.8

10.5

41%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

n/a

$106

n/a

Average Number of States Visited

1.2

1.4

-14%

Notes:
 
      *   Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.
n/a Information not available.
Sources:
 
Publication Date:   May 1999