Regional Profile: Western Europe
Western 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

8,055

8,397

7,865

8,492

9,377

10,007

10,274

28%

% Change

13%

4%

-6%

8%

10%

7%

3%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

% Change 1998/1992

Receipts

$17,087

$18,713

$18,111

$19,974

$21,958

$22,049

$22,819

34%

% Change

23%

10%

-3%

10%

10%

0%

3%

 

WESTERN EUROPEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

New York

27.2%

2,795

26.6%

2,662

Florida

26.4%

2,712

26.6%

2,662

California

25.0%

2,569

26.3%

2,632

Nevada

9.5%

976

9.8%

981

Massachusetts

7.2%

740

7.4%

741

Illinois

6.5%

668

5.3%

530

Arizona

5.6%

575

6.5%

650

Texas

5.0%

514

4.9%

490

New Jersey

3.9%

401

3.5%

350

Georgia

3.7%

380

3.7%

370

Pennsylvania

3.2%

329

3.6%

360

Utah

2.7%

277

2.9%

290

Virginia

2.5%

257

2.3%

230

Louisiana

2.3%

236

2.1%

210

Colorado

2.3%

236

3.2%

320

Hawaiian Islands

2.2%

226

2.6%

260

Washington

2.0%

205

2.7%

270

North Carolina

1.9%

195

3.0%

300

Michigan

1.8%

185

1.7%

170

Ohio

1.7%

175

2.0%

200

Connecticut

1.5%

154

2.1%

210

South Carolina

1.3%

134

1.9%

190

Tennessee

1.3%

134

1.6%

160

Minnesota

1.3%

134

1.5%

150

Wisconsin

1.1%

113

1.2%

120

Maryland

1.1%

113

1.5%

150

Oregon

1.1%

113

1.4%

140

New Hampshire

1.0%

103

1.0%

100

Maine

0.9%

92

1.0%

100

Missouri

0.9%

92

0.9%

90

New Mexico

0.9%

92

0.8%

80

Indiana

0.8%

82

0.9%

90

Rhode Island

0.8%

82

**

**

Wyoming

0.7%

72

1.0%

100

Vermont

0.6%

62

0.7%

70

Alabama

**

**

0.7%

70

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

New York City

25.6%

2,630

25.1%

2,512

Orlando

16.8%

1,726

15.0%

1,501

Los Angeles

13.6%

1,397

14.3%

1,431

San Francisco

13.0%

1,336

13.2%

1,321

Las Vegas

8.8%

904

9.4%

941

Miami

8.0%

822

9.2%

921

District of Columbia (Greater Metro)

7.2%

740

7.5%

751

Boston

6.4%

658

6.8%

680

Chicago

6.3%

647

5.1%

510

Tampa/St. Petersburg

5.6%

575

4.1%

410

San Diego

4.1%

421

4.7%

470

Atlanta

3.2%

329

2.8%

280

Phoenix

2.8%

288

2.4%

240

Ft. Myers

2.4%

247

1.3%

130

Houston

2.3%

236

2.1%

210

Ft. Lauderdale

2.2%

226

1.8%

180

New Orleans

2.1%

216

1.9%

190

Philadelphia

2.0%

205

2.2%

220

San Jose

1.9%

195

1.4%

140

Dallas/Ft. Worth

1.8%

185

2.1%

210

Seattle

1.8%

185

2.4%

240

Riverside/San Bern.

1.6%

164

1.7%

170

Anaheim

1.5%

154

1.8%

180

Monterey

1.5%

154

1.6%

160

West Palm Beach

1.5%

154

1.1%

110

Sarasota

1.4%

144

1.6%

160

Oahu/Honolulu

1.4%

144

1.5%

150

Denver

1.3%

134

1.8%

180

Buffalo

1.2%

123

1.3%

130

Detroit

1.2%

123

1.1%

110

Newark

1.2%

123

1.1%

110

Melbourne, Florida

1.2%

123

0.9%

90

Minn./St. Paul

1.1%

113

1.2%

120

Norfolk, VA

1.0%

103

0.8%

80

Santa Barbara

1.0%

103

1.2%

120

Jacksonville

0.9%

92

**

**

Daytona Beach

0.9%

92

1.1%

110

Sacramento

0.9%

92

1.1%

110

Raleigh

0.8%

82

1.0%

100

Nassau, NY

0.8%

82

0.7%

70

Baltimore

0.8%

82

0.9%

90

San Luis Obispo

0.8%

82

**

**

Portland

0.7%

72

1.1%

110

Salt Lake City

0.7%

72

0.7%

70

Portland, OR

0.7%

72

**

**

Reno

0.6%

62

**

**

San Antonio

0.6%

62

**

**

Cincinnati

0.6%

62

0.7%

70

Nashville

0.6%

62

0.8%

80

Charleston

0.6%

62

0.9%

90

Maui

0.6%

62

1.0%

100

Memphis

0.6%

62

0.7%

70

Oakland

0.6%

62

**

**

Tucson

0.6%

62

0.8%

80

St. Louis

**

**

0.7%

70

Pittsburgh

**

**

0.7%

70

Charlotte, NC

**

**

0.7%

70

Fresno

**

**

0.7%

70

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1998

1997

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

64%

63%

1

Visit Friends and Relatives

36%

36%

-0

Business

30%

32%

-2

Attend Convention

8%

8%

0

Prepaid Package

17%

14%

3

First International Trip

22%

23%

-1

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

     

Rented Automobile

41%

41%

-0

Private Automobile

27%

29%

-2

Airline in U.S.

25%

28%

-3

Rail between Cities

9%

9%

0

Bus between Cities

8%

8%

-0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1998

1997

% Change

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

16.7

16.7

0%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$88

$86

2%

Average Number of States Visited

1.7

1.8

-6%

Notes:

*

Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.

**

Not displayed due to low respondent base for this survey year.

n/a

Information not available.

Source:

 

Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

 

Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Publication Date:

October 1999