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

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

% Change 1997/1991

Arrivals

5,097

5,165

5,551

6,616

7,500

7,756

6,724

32%

% Change

11%

1%

7%

19%

13%

3%

-13%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

% Change 1997/1991

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

 

ASIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

U.S. Mainland

54.5%

3,665

53.5%

4,149

Hawaiian Islands

33.4%

2,246

32.4%

2,513

California

31.6%

2,125

32.1%

2,490

Guam

14.7%

988

16.7%

1,295

New York

11.9%

800

12.0%

931

Nevada

9.1%

612

10.8%

838

Florida

4.4%

296

4.8%

372

Illinois

4.0%

269

3.8%

295

Texas

3.7%

249

3.0%

233

Washington

3.3%

222

2.7%

209

Arizona

2.7%

182

2.3%

178

New Jersey

2.7%

182

1.7%

132

Massachusetts

2.2%

148

2.6%

202

Georgia

1.7%

114

1.9%

147

Pennsylvania

1.7%

114

1.2%

93

Ohio

1.4%

94

1.5%

116

Michigan

1.4%

94

1.4%

109

Oregon

1.2%

81

1.6%

124

North Carolina

1.0%

67

1.0%

78

Virginia

0.9%

61

0.7%

54

Connecticut

0.9%

61

**

**

Colorado

0.9%

61

0.9%

70

Minnesota

0.8%

54

0.6%

47

Maryland

0.8%

54

0.5%

39

Utah

0.6%

40

0.9%

70

Tennessee

0.6%

40

0.6%

47

Louisiana

0.5%

34

0.6%

47

Wisconsin

**

**

0.9%

70

Missouri

**

**

0.5%

39

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Oahu / Honolulu

27.4%

1,842

26.7%

2,071

Los Angeles

19.7%

1,325

20.9%

1,621

San Francisco

11.9%

800

13.1%

1,016

New York City

11.2%

753

11.3%

876

Las Vegas

8.8%

592

10.4%

807

Maui

4.1%

276

4.5%

349

Chicago

3.9%

262

3.7%

287

Anaheim

3.7%

249

3.7%

287

District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)

3.5%

235

3.3%

256

San Jose

3.3%

222

2.9%

225

Seattle

3.0%

202

2.5%

194

San Diego

2.8%

188

2.2%

171

Orlando

2.4%

161

2.8%

217

Boston

2.1%

141

2.5%

194

Dallas / Ft. Worth

1.5%

101

1.2%

93

Atlanta

1.5%

101

1.8%

140

Phoenix

1.5%

101

0.9%

70

Houston

1.4%

94

1.2%

93

Miami

1.3%

87

1.2%

93

Hawaii (Big Island)

1.3%

87

2.0%

155

Portland, Oregon

1.1%

74

1.4%

109

Detroit

1.0%

67

1.1%

85

Oakland

0.9%

61

0.8%

62

Philadelphia

0.8%

54

0.7%

54

Kauai

0.8%

54

1.2%

93

Monterey

0.8%

54

0.6%

47

Newark

0.8%

54

**

**

Pittsburgh

0.7%

47

**

**

Fresno

0.7%

47

0.8%

62

Riverside / San Bernardino

0.6%

40

0.7%

54

Buffalo

0.6%

40

0.5%

39

Minneapolis / St. Paul

0.6%

40

0.5%

39

Denver

0.6%

40

0.6%

47

Sacramento

0.6%

40

0.7%

54

Baltimore

0.6%

40

**

**

Tucson

0.5%

34

**

**

Santa Barbara

0.5%

34

**

**

Austin

0.5%

34

0.5%

39

New Orleans

0.5%

34

0.5%

39

Salt Lake City

**

**

0.5%

39

Reno

**

**

0.5%

39

Milwaukee

**

**

0.6%

47

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1998

1997

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

72%

72%

-0

Visit Friends and Relatives

25%

23%

2

Business

23%

22%

1

Attend Convention

8%

9%

-1

Prepaid Package

38%

39%

-1

First International Trip

30%

33%

-3

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

     

Airline in U.S.

32%

35%

-3

Private Automobile

27%

28%

-1

Rented Automobile

25%

24%

1

Bus between Cities

16%

15%

1

Rail between Cities

5%

4%

1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1998

1997

% Change

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

12.4

12.5

-1%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$123

$141

-13%

Average Number of States Visited

1.5

1.5

0%

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