Regional Profile: Caribbean
Caribbean 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

1,098

1,031

1,044

1,133

1,189

1,161

1,258

15%

% Change

9%

-6%

1%

9%

5%

-2%

8%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

% Change 1999/1993

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

 

CARIBBEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES

 

Market Share 1999

Volume 1999

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

SOUTH ATLANTIC

70.6%

888

69.4%

806

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

36.0%

453

28.8%

334

Florida

65.1%

819

65.5%

760

New York

34.1%

429

27.5%

319

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1999

Volume 1999

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Miami

54.3%

683

56.5%

656

New York City

33.3%

419

26.4%

306

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1999

1998

% Point Change**

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Visit Friends and Relatives

68%

43%

25

Vacation / Holiday

41%

49%

-8

Business

31%

33%

-1

Attend Convention

3%

6%

-3

Prepaid Package

9%

14%

-5

First International Trip

4%

3%

1

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

     

Private Automobile

49%

41%

8

Rented Automobile

25%

29%

-3

Airline in U.S.

18%

17%

1

Bus between Cities

6%

13%

-6

Rail between Cities

4%

5%

-1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1999

1998

% Change

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

13.6

14.8

-8%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$81

n/a

n/a

Average Number of States Visited

1.4

1.2

17%

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.

**

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