Regional Profile: Middle East
Middle Eastern 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

419

403

454

480

552

587

625

49%

% Change

12%

-4%

13%

6%

15%

6%

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

 

MIDDLE EASTERN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES

 

Market Share 1999

Volume 1999

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

55.8%

349

55.1%

323

SOUTH ATLANTIC

33.3%

208

30.0%

176

PACIFIC

30.6%

191

35.3%

207

New York

48.7%

304

44.1%

259

California

29.4%

184

31.6%

186

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1999

Volume 1999

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

New York City

46.7%

292

40.6%

238

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1999

1998

% Point Change***

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Visit Friends and Relatives

47%

44%

3

Vacation / Holiday

37%

45%

-8

Business

34%

40%

-6

Attend Convention

21%

8%

13

Prepaid Package

5%

5%

0

First International Trip

17%

15%

2

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

     

Airline in U.S.

42%

31%

11

Rented Automobile

38%

36%

3

Private Automobile

21%

17%

4

Rail between Cities

12%

6%

6

Bus between Cities

8%

9%

0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1999

1998

% Change

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

20.3

23.1

-12%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$117

$121

-3%

Average Number of States Visited

1.9

1.9

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