Regional Profile: Central America
Central American 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

545

513

509

524

564

697

731

34%

% Change

13%

-6%

-1%

3%

8%

24%

5%

 

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

 

CENTRAL AMERICAN 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

n/a

n/a

76.9%

562

PACIFIC

n/a

n/a

13.8%

101

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

n/a

n/a

10.2%

75

WEST SOUTH CENTRAL

n/a

n/a

6.7%

49

MOUNTAIN

n/a

n/a

**

**

Florida

n/a

n/a

70.0%

488

California

n/a

n/a

13.8%

96

Texas

n/a

n/a

6.1%

43

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1999

Volume 1999

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Miami

n/a

n/a

64.2%

447

Los Angeles

**

**

13.1%

91

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1999

1998

% Point Change***

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

n/a

54%

n/a

Business

n/a

40%

n/a

Visit Friends and Relatives

n/a

29%

n/a

Attend Convention

n/a

13%

n/a

Prepaid Package

n/a

12%

n/a

First International Trip

n/a

7%

n/a

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

     

Rented Automobile

n/a

42%

n/a

Private Automobile

n/a

28%

n/a

Airline in U.S.

n/a

17%

n/a

Rail between Cities

n/a

9%

n/a

Bus between Cities

n/a

6%

n/a

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1999

1998

% Change

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

n/a

10.1

n/a

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

n/a

n/a

n/a

Average Number of States Visited

n/a

1.3

n/a

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