Regional Profile: Eastern Europe
Eastern European 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

207

233

254

300

350

382

400

93%

% Change

-1%

13%

9%

18%

17%

9%

5%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

% Change 1998/1992

Receipts

$405

$479

$558

$691

$1,213

$1,249

n/a

n/a

% Change

5%

18%

16%

24%

76%

3%

n/a

 

EAST EUROPE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

New York

42.6%

171

31.6%

121

Illinois

18.0%

72

20.1%

77

California

14.7%

59

**

**

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

New York City

40.8%

163

27.4%

105

District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)

19.3%

77

16.1%

62

Chicago

17.9%

72

19.8%

76

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1998

1997

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Visit Friends and Relatives

54%

56%

-2

Business

48%

37%

11

Vacation / Holiday

41%

28%

13

Attend Convention

7%

9%

-2

Prepaid Package

2%

8%

-6

First International Trip

36%

26%

10

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

     

Private Automobile

56%

48%

8

Airline in U.S.

27%

47%

-20

Rented Automobile

20%

20%

0

Rail between Cities

16%

9%

7

Bus between Cities

9%

10%

-2

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1998

1997

% Change

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

34.2

37.2

-8%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$35

$51

-31%

Average Number of States Visited

1.8

1.9

-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