Market Profile: Caribbean
Caribbean Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Caribeean
CARIBBEAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Arrivals
1,031
1,044
1,133
1,189
1,161
1,258
1,331
29%
% Change
-6%
1%
9%
5%
-2%
8%
6%
 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
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
 

CARIBBEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES
Regions & States Market Share 2000 Volume 2000 Market Share 1999 Volume 1999
SOUTH ATLANTIC
53.8%
716
70.6%
888
MIDDLE ATLANTIC
50.1%
667
36.0%
453
Florida
48.2%
642
65.1%
819
New York
45.5%
606
34.1%
429

CARIBBEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES
Cities Market Share 2000 Volume 2000 Market Share 1999 Volume 1999
Miami
39.1%
520
54.3%
683
New York City
44.1%
587
33.3%
419

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2000 1999 % Point Change**
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Visit Friends and Relatives
47%
68%
-21
Vacation / Holiday
44%
41%
3
Business
37%
31%
6
Attend Convention
13%
3%
10
Prepaid Package
4%
9%
-5
First International Trip
13%
4%
9
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Private Automobile
39%
49%
-10
Airline in U.S.
21%
18%
3
Rented Automobile
19%
25%
-6
Rail between Cities
12%
4%
8
Bus between Cities
8%
6%
2

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2000 1999 % Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
14.0
13.6
3%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
N/A
$81
N/A
Average Number of States Visited
1.3
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.
** Variance due to rounding.

n/a Information not available.

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

Publication Date: June 2001