Regional Profile: Asia
Asian 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

5,165

5,551

6,616

7,500

7,756

6,724

6,935

34%

% Change

1%

7%

19%

13%

3%

-13%

3%

 

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

 

ASIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES

 

Market Share 1999

Volume 1999

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

PACIFIC ISLANDS

44.2%

3,065

48.1%

3,234

PACIFIC

34.6%

2,400

34.3%

2,306

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

15.4%

1,068

14.5%

975

MOUNTAIN

15.0%

1,040

12.3%

827

SOUTH ATLANTIC

10.6%

735

10.4%

699

EAST NORTH CENTRAL

6.6%

458

6.8%

457

WEST SOUTH CENTRAL

4.1%

284

4.4%

296

NEW ENGLAND

3.9%

270

3.2%

215

WEST NORTH CENTRAL

1.6%

111

1.6%

108

EAST SOUTH CENTRAL

1.1%

76

1.2%

81

U.S. Mainland

57.9%

4,015

54.5%

3,665

California

31.9%

2,212

31.6%

2,125

Hawaiian Islands

30.6%

2,122

33.4%

2,246

Guam

13.7%

950

14.7%

988

New York

13.5%

936

11.9%

800

Nevada

12.2%

846

9.1%

612

Florida

4.7%

326

4.4%

296

Illinois

3.6%

250

4.0%

269

Washington

3.2%

222

3.3%

222

Texas

3.2%

222

3.7%

249

Massachusetts

3.1%

215

2.2%

148

Arizona

2.6%

180

2.7%

182

New Jersey

2.3%

160

2.7%

182

Michigan

1.5%

104

1.4%

94

Georgia

1.5%

104

1.7%

114

Pennsylvania

1.4%

97

1.7%

114

Ohio

1.3%

90

1.4%

94

Oregon

1.2%

83

1.2%

81

Colorado

1.1%

76

0.9%

61

North Carolina

0.9%

62

1.0%

67

Virginia

0.8%

55

0.9%

61

Connecticut

**

**

0.9%

61

Minnesota

**

**

0.8%

54

Maryland

**

**

0.8%

54

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1999

Volume 1999

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Oahu / Honolulu

25.3%

1,755

27.4%

1,842

Los Angeles

19.1%

1,325

19.7%

1,325

San Francisco

12.8%

888

11.9%

800

New York City

12.5%

867

11.2%

753

Las Vegas

11.9%

825

8.8%

592

District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)

3.8%

264

3.5%

235

Maui

3.6%

250

4.1%

276

Chicago

3.5%

243

3.9%

262

San Jose

3.4%

236

3.3%

222

Seattle

3.0%

208

3.0%

202

Orlando

2.9%

201

2.4%

161

Boston

2.9%

201

2.1%

141

Anaheim

2.3%

160

3.7%

249

San Diego

2.0%

139

2.8%

188

Houston

1.5%

104

1.4%

94

Atlanta

1.4%

97

1.5%

101

Hawaii (Big Island)

1.3%

90

1.3%

87

Dallas / Ft. Worth

1.2%

83

1.5%

101

Detroit

1.2%

83

1.0%

67

Kauai

1.1%

76

0.8%

54

Miami

1.1%

76

1.3%

87

Phoenix

0.9%

62

1.5%

101

Buffalo

0.9%

62

**

**

Philadelphia

0.8%

55

0.8%

54

Portland, Oregon

**

**

1.1%

74

Oakland

**

**

0.9%

61

Monterey

**

**

0.8%

54

Newark

**

**

0.8%

54

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1999

1998

% Point Change***

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

71%

72%

-0

Visit Friends and Relatives

26%

25%

1

Business

24%

23%

0

Attend Convention

8%

8%

-0

Prepaid Package

37%

38%

-1

First International Trip

27%

30%

-3

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

     

Airline in U.S.

33%

32%

1

Private Automobile

26%

27%

-1

Rented Automobile

24%

25%

-0

Bus between Cities

16%

16%

-1

Rail between Cities

5%

5%

0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1999

1998

% Change

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

12.9

12.4

4%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$118

$123

-4%

Average Number of States Visited

1.5

1.5

0%

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