Regional Profile: South America
South 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

2,026

2,112

2,449

2,461

2,831

2,957

2,733

35%

% Change

14%

4%

16%

0%

15%

4%

-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

 

SOUTH 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

62.6%

1,711

66.4%

1,963

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

26.8%

732

26.9%

795

PACIFIC

14.2%

388

12.2%

361

EAST NORTH CENTRAL

7.2%

197

7.0%

207

MOUNTAIN

7.0%

191

6.5%

192

NEW ENGLAND

5.6%

153

3.5%

103

WEST SOUTH CENTRAL

5.6%

153

6.2%

183

WEST NORTH CENTRAL

2.5%

68

**

**

Florida

56.6%

1,547

60.5%

1,789

New York

24.1%

659

25.4%

751

California

13.2%

361

11.3%

334

Illinois

5.5%

150

4.0%

118

Texas

4.7%

128

4.2%

124

Massachusetts

4.6%

126

**

**

Nevada

3.9%

107

3.6%

106

Georgia

3.5%

96

**

**

New Jersey

3.4%

93

**

**

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1999

Volume 1999

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Miami

47.5%

1,298

48.0%

1,419

New York City

23.6%

645

24.7%

730

Orlando

20.3%

555

23.3%

689

Los Angeles

7.6%

208

7.8%

231

San Francisco

5.5%

150

4.3%

127

Chicago

5.3%

145

3.8%

112

District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)

4.4%

120

4.7%

139

Boston

4.4%

120

**

**

Las Vegas

3.8%

104

3.6%

106

Atlanta

3.2%

87

**

**

San Diego

2.1%

57

**

**

Fort Lauderdale

**

**

6.4%

189

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1999

1998

% Point Change***

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

61%

63%

-3

Visit Friends and Relatives

32%

29%

3

Business

31%

32%

-2

Attend Convention

12%

15%

-3

Prepaid Package

12%

14%

-1

First International Trip

14%

14%

-0

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

     

Rented Automobile

43%

49%

-6

Private Automobile

29%

24%

5

Airline in U.S.

24%

28%

-4

Bus between Cities

7%

8%

-1

Rail between Cities

6%

8%

-3

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1999

1998

% Change

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

16.2

14.3

13%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$112

$129

-13%

Average Number of States Visited

1.5

1.4

7%

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.

Sources:

 

U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Tourism Industries; Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Publication Date:

May 2000