Regional Profile: Africa
African 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

150

169

173

186

205

234

258

72%

% Change

8%

13%

2%

8%

10%

14%

10%

 

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

 

AFRICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

New York

33.3%

86

42.9%

100

Florida

27.3%

71

29.9%

70

California

22.9%

59

21.9%

51

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

New York City

32.8%

85

41.9%

98

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1998

1997

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

46%

50%

-5

Business

44%

39%

5

Visit Friends and Relatives

32%

43%

-11

Attend Convention

18%

15%

3

Prepaid Package

8%

10%

-2

First International Trip

32%

32%

-0

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

     

Airline in U.S.

40%

54%

-14

Private Automobile

37%

36%

1

Rented Automobile

26%

26%

0

Rail between Cities

9%

8%

1

Bus between Cities

7%

9%

-2

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1998

1997

% Change

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

23.2

25.1

-8%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$101

$103

-2%

Average Number of States Visited

1.9

2.0

-5%

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 1999