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

Year

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

% Change 1999/1993

Arrivals

845

823

922

987

978

1013

1059

25%

% Change

6%

-3%

12%

7%

-1%

4%

5%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

% Change 1999/1993

Receipts

$1,706

$1,639

$2,063

$2,327

$2,489

$2,336

n/a

n/a

% Change

9%

-4%

26%

13%

7%

-6%

n/a

 

FRENCH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES

 

Market Share 1999

Volume 1999

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

PACIFIC

34.6%

366

35.4%

359

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

34.5%

365

33.1%

335

SOUTH ATLANTIC

26.4%

280

30.8%

312

MOUNTAIN

19.2%

203

22.4%

227

WEST SOUTH CENTRAL

10.7%

113

11.9%

121

EAST NORTH CENTRAL

**

**

13.0%

132

California

33.6%

356

34.3%

347

New York

30.8%

326

30.6%

310

Nevada

15.1%

160

16.6%

168

Florida

12.6%

133

**

**

Arizona

7.3%

77

8.1%

82

Texas

**

**

10.4%

105

Illinois

**

**

10.4%

105

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1999

Volume 1999

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

New York City

29.4%

311

29.5%

299

San Francisco

19.6%

208

20.9%

212

Los Angeles

18.0%

191

17.6%

178

Las Vegas

14.6%

155

16.1%

163

District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)

8.9%

94

11.5%

117

Chicago

**

**

10.2%

103

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1999

1998

% Point Change***

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

53%

52%

1

Business

37%

43%

-5

Visit Friends and Relatives

34%

31%

3

Attend Convention

7%

12%

-5

Prepaid Package

15%

15%

-0

First International Trip

22%

22%

0

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

     

Rented Automobile

39%

39%

0

Airline in U.S.

26%

31%

-4

Private Automobile

21%

22%

-1

Bus between Cities

11%

8%

3

Rail between Cities

10%

9%

2

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1999

1998

% Change

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

15.0

14.5

3%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$96

$103

-7%

Average Number of States Visited

1.7

2.0

-15%

Notes:

 

Only the census regions, states, and cities are displayed that have a statistically reliable respondent base for the survey year(s).

*

Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.

**

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

***

Variance due to rounding.

n/a

Information not available.

Source:

 

U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Tourism Industries; Bureau of Economic Analysis

Publication Date:

May 2000