Regional Profile: Africa
African Arrivals to the U.S.
 
Printing Note: Set your print mode to landscape and/or reduce your margin settings if this document is too wide for your printer.
 

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)

Year

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

% Change 1999/1993

Arrivals

169

173

186

205

234

258

274

62%

% Change

13%

2%

8%

10%

14%

10%

6%

 

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

 

AFRICAN 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

52.0%

142

46.3%

119

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

39.4%

108

38.7%

100

PACIFIC

22.4%

61

25.0%

65

New York

35.9%

98

33.3%

86

Florida

29.8%

82

27.3%

71

California

**

**

22.9%

59

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1999

Volume 1999

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

New York City

33.4%

92

32.8%

85

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1999

1998

% Point Change***

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

52%

46%

7

Visit Friends and Relatives

45%

32%

13

Business

38%

44%

-6

Attend Convention

16%

18%

-2

Prepaid Package

9%

8%

0

First International Trip

29%

32%

-2

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

     

Airline in U.S.

41%

40%

1

Private Automobile

35%

37%

-2

Rented Automobile

27%

26%

1

Rail between Cities

15%

9%

5

Bus between Cities

11%

7%

4

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1999

1998

% Change

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

23.1

23.2

-0%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$104

$101

3%

Average Number of States Visited

2.0

1.9

5%

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