Market Profile: Canada
Canadian Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)

Year

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

%Chg. 99/93

Arrivals

17,293

14,974

14,663

15,301

15,127

13,422

14,110

-18%

% Change

-7%

-13%

-2%

4%

-1%

-11%

5%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1993

1994

1995

1996r

1997

1998

1999

%Chg. 99/93

Receipts

$7,458

$6,252

$6,207

$6,842

$6,836

$6,206

$8,034

8%

% Change

-4%

-16%

-1%

10%

-0%

-9%

29%

 

VISITATION TO THE STATES (Volume in thousands)
  
Volume 1999
Volume 1998
% Change

New York

2,283

2,209

3%

Florida

1,690

1,720

-2%

Washington

1,644

1,541

7%

Michigan

1,232

1,205

2%

California

1,044

973

7%

Nevada

682

694

-2%

Maine

661

595

11%

Pennsylvania

644

561

15%

Vermont

557

552

1%

Ohio

486

480

1%

Massachusetts

462

433

7%

Montana

444

426

4%

Minnesota

487

422

16%

Virginia

439

411

7%

Georgia

342

370

-7%

South Carolina

347

343

1%

North Carolina

367

338

9%

Illinois

358

336

7%

Texas

362

335

8%

Tennessee

298

334

-11%

Arizona

304

323

-6%

Oregon

322

319

1%

Kentucky

261

316

-17%

North Dakota

337

300

12%

New Hampshire

306

256

20%

Hawaii

282

247

14%

New Jersey

333

213

56%

Idaho

192

183

5%

Indiana

176

175

1%

Wisconsin

183

173

6%

West Virginia

158

155

2%

Maryland

216

137

58%

Utah

130

129

0%

District of Columbia

136

124

10%

Connecticut

124

122

1%

Missouri

119

113

5%

Iowa

101

106

-5%

Colorado

115

99

16%

South Dakota

94

74

28%

Louisiana

104

63

65%

Alaska

60

62

-4%

New Mexico

49

60

-18%

Wyoming

74

59

25%

Kansas

45

49

-8%

Nebraska

47

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SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  
1999
1998
% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

Vacation/Holiday

78%

57%

21

Visit Friends and Relatives

25%

18%

7

Business

22%

16%

6

Other

12%

9%

3

Top Provinces of Origin:

Ontario

67%

50%

17

British Columbia

21%

16%

5

Quebec

23%

15%

8

Alberta

12%

8%

4

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

Private Automobile

83%

62%

21

Airline in U.S.

40%

29%

11

Bus between Cities

7%

5%

2

Other

6%

4%

2


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
 

1999

1998

% Change

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

7.1

7.4

-4%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$83

$53

57%


Notes:
*
Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.
**
Not displayed due to low respondent base for this survey year.
n/a
Information not available.
r
Revised.

Source:
Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Statistics Canada.

Publication Date: January 2001