Regional Profile: Western Europe
Western Europe 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
8,397
7,865
8,492
9,377
10,007
10,274
10,847
29%
% Change
4%
-6%
8%
10%
7%
3%
6%
TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
% Change
1999/1993
Receipts
$18,713
$18,111
$19,974
$21,958
$22,065
$22,855
$24,397
30%
% Change
10%
-3%
10%
10%
0%
4%
7%
WESTERN EUROPEAN 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
34.70%
3,764
38.00%
3,904
MIDDLE ATLANTIC
32.50%
3,525
30.70%
3,154
PACIFIC
25.90%
2,809
26.70%
2,743
MOUNTAIN
14.20%
1,540
14.60%
1,500
EAST NORTH CENTRAL
10.30%
1,117
10.10%
1,038
NEW ENGLAND
9.70%
1,052
9.60%
986
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL
6.90%
748
7.50%
771
WEST NORTH CENTRAL
2.50%
271
3.10%
318
PACIFIC ISLANDS
2.20%
239
2.20%
226
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL
2.00%
217
2.40%
247
New York
28.50%
3,091
27.20%
2,795
Florida
25.00%
2,712
26.40%
2,712
California
24.30%
2,636
25.00%
2,569
Nevada
10.00%
1,085
9.50%
976
Massachusetts
7.40%
803
7.20%
740
Illinois
6.60%
716
6.50%
668
Arizona
5.30%
575
5.60%
575
Texas
4.80%
521
5.00%
514
New Jersey
4.40%
477
3.90%
401
Georgia
2.90%
315
3.70%
380
Pennsylvania
2.90%
315
3.20%
329
Utah
2.50%
271
2.70%
277
Hawaiian Islands
2.20%
239
2.20%
226
Michigan
2.20%
239
1.80%
185
Colorado
2.20%
239
2.30%
236
Louisiana
2.10%
228
2.30%
236
Connecticut
1.90%
206
1.50%
154
Virginia
1.80%
195
2.50%
257
Ohio
1.80%
195
1.70%
175
Washington
1.60%
174
2.00%
205
Maryland
1.30%
141
1.10%
113
North Carolina
1.30%
141
1.90%
195
Tennessee
1.10%
119
1.30%
134
New Hampshire
1.00%
108
1.00%
103
Minnesota
1.00%
108
1.30%
134
Maine
1.00%
108
0.90%
92
Oregon
1.00%
108
1.10%
113
Missouri
0.90%
98
0.90%
92
South Carolina
0.80%
87
1.30%
134
Indiana
0.80%
87
0.80%
82
Rhode Island
0.80%
87
0.80%
82
Wisconsin
**
**
1.10%
113
New Mexico
**
**
0.90%
92
VISITATION TO THE CITIES
 
Market Share 1999
Volume 1999
Market Share 1998
Volume 1998
New York City
27.00%
2,929
25.60%
2,630
Orlando
16.00%
1,736
16.80%
1,726
Los Angeles
13.20%
1,432
13.60%
1,397
San Francisco
12.80%
1,388
13.00%
1,336
Las Vegas
9.40%
1,020
8.80%
904
Miami
6.60%
716
8.00%
822
Boston
6.50%
705
6.40%
658
District of Columbia (Greater Metro)
6.30%
683
7.20%
740
Chicago
6.30%
683
6.30%
647
San Diego
4.30%
466
4.10%
421
Tampa/St. Petersburg
3.30%
358
5.60%
575
Atlanta
2.40%
260
3.20%
329
Dallas/Ft. Worth
1.90%
206
1.80%
185
Philadelphia
1.90%
206
2.00%
205
Ft. Lauderdale
1.90%
206
2.20%
226
Houston
1.90%
206
2.30%
236
San Jose
1.80%
195
1.90%
195
Phoenix
1.80%
195
2.80%
288
Monterey
1.70%
184
1.50%
154
New Orleans
1.70%
184
2.10%
216
Anaheim
1.70%
184
1.50%
154
Ft. Myers
1.60%
174
2.40%
247
Newark
1.60%
174
1.20%
123
Detroit
1.50%
163
1.20%
123
Seattle
1.50%
163
1.80%
185
Oahu/Honolulu
1.40%
152
1.40%
144
Denver
1.30%
141
1.30%
134
Riverside/San Bern.
1.30%
141
1.60%
164
Sacramento
1.20%
130
0.90%
92
Buffalo
1.20%
130
1.20%
123
Sarasota
1.20%
130
1.40%
144
West Palm Beach
1.00%
108
1.50%
154
Minn./St. Paul
0.90%
98
1.10%
113
Santa Barbara
0.90%
98
1.00%
103
Baltimore
0.90%
98
0.80%
82
Melbourne, Florida
0.90%
98
1.20%
123
San Luis Obispo
0.80%
87
0.80%
82
Daytona Beach
**
**
0.90%
92
Nassau, NY
**
**
0.80%
82
Jacksonville
**
**
0.90%
92
Norfolk, VA
**
**
1.00%
103
Raleigh
**
**
0.80%
82
SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
 
1999
1998
% Point Change***
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday
62%
64%
-1
Visit Friends and Relatives
33%
36%
-2
Business
31%
30%
1
Attend Convention
8%
8%
0
Prepaid Package
17%
17%
0
First International Trip
22%
22%
0
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile
40%
41%
-1
Private Automobile
26%
27%
-1
Airline in U.S.
24%
25%
-1
Rail between Cities
10%
9%
1
Bus between Cities
7%
8%
0
SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
 
1999
1998
% Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
15.6
16.7
-7%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
$90
$88
2%
Average Number of States Visited
1.6
1.7
-6%
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: Oct-00