Regional Profile: Africa
African Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Regional Profile: Africa
AFRICAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Arrivals
173
186
205
234
258
274
295
71%
% Change
2%
8%
10%
14%
10%
6%
8%
 

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
 

AFRICAN 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
MIDDLE ATLANTIC
40.1%
118
39.4%
108
SOUTH ATLANTIC
39.0%
115
52.0%
142
PACIFIC
**
**
22.4%
61
New York
35.2%
104
35.9%
98
Florida
**
**
29.8%
82

AFRICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES
Cities Market Share 2000 Volume 2000 Market Share 1999 Volume 1999
New York City
34.2%
101
33.4%
92

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2000 1999 % Point Change***
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday
57%
52%
5
Business
40%
38%
2
Visit Friends and Relatives
36%
45%
-9
Attend Convention
20%
16%
4
Prepaid Package
11%
9%
2
First International Trip
25%
29%
-4
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S.
44%
41%
3
Rented Automobile
41%
27%
14
Private Automobile
28%
35%
-7
Rail between Cities
19%
15%
5
Bus between Cities
5%
11%
-6

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2000 1999 % Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
23.7
23.1
3%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
N/A
$104
n/a
Average Number of States Visited
1.9
2.0
-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: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Tourism Industries; Bureau of Economic Analysis

Publication Date:June 2001