Market Profile: Switzerland
Switzerland 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
342
349
397
417
410
411
406
19%
% Change
6%
2%
14%
5%
-2%
0%
-1%
TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
% Change 1999/1993
Receipts
$1,265
$1,202
$1,252
$1,363
$1,124
$1,146
$1,252
-1%
% Change
6%
-5%
4%
9%
-18%
2%
9%
SWISS 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
33.00%
134
33.70%
139
SOUTH ATLANTIC
32.10%
130
37.00%
152
PACIFIC
29.10%
118
31.10%
128
California
26.50%
108
30.10%
124
New York
24.40%
99
29.80%
122
Florida
**
**
29.80%
122
VISITATION TO THE CITIES
 
Market Share 1999
Volume 1999
Market Share 1998
Volume 1998
New York City
23.70%
96
28.60%
118
Los Angeles
15.00%
61
15.20%
62
SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
 
1999
1998
% Point Change***
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday
51%
62%
-11
Business
47%
37%
10
Visit Friends and Relatives
34%
41%
-7
Attend Convention
12%
8%
4
Prepaid Package
12%
9%
3
First International Trip
10%
11%
-2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile
37%
43%
-6
Airline in U.S.
33%
29%
4
Private Automobile
26%
26%
0
Rail between Cities
19%
17%
1
Bus between Cities
8%
4%
4
SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
 
1999
1998
% Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
16.8
16.4
2%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
$116
$133
-13%
Average Number of States Visited
1.8
1.9
-5%
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:  
  US Department of Commerce, ITA, Tourism Industries; Bureau of Economic Analysis.
   
Publication Date: Oct-00