Market Profile: Eastern Europe
East European Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Eastern Europe
EAST EUROPEAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change 2000/1994
Arrivals
254
300
350
382
400
396
422
66%
% Change
9%
18%
17%
9%
5%
-1%
7%
 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 (pr) % Change 2000/1994
Receipts
$558
$691
$1,213
$1,249
$1,257
$1,184
$1,359
144%
% Change
16%
24%
76%
3%
1%
-6%
15%
 

EAST EUROPE 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
48.5%
205
57.6%
228
SOUTH ATLANTIC
28.2%
119
23.9%
95
EAST NORTH CENTRAL
23.1%
97
19.9%
79
PACIFIC
14.0%
59
16.3%
65
NEW ENGLAND
**
**
12.1%
48
MOUNTAIN
**
**
11.4%
45
New York
41.3%
174
50.1%
198
Illinois
18.9%
80
14.3%
57
California
**
**
13.2%
52

EAST EUROPE 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
39.1%
165
48.3%
191
Chicago
18.6%
78
14.0%
55

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2000 1999 % Point Change***
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Visit Friends and Relatives
65%
63%
2
Vacation / Holiday
50%
42%
8
Business
29%
33%
-4
Attend Convention
7%
15%
-8
Prepaid Package
7%
4%
3
First International Trip
31%
32%
-1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Private Automobile
49%
49%
0
Airline in U.S.
30%
32%
-2
Rented Automobile
25%
18%
7
Rail between Cities
13%
11%
2
Bus between Cities
8%
8%
0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2000 1999 % Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
46.5
33.2
-29%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
$36
$41
14%
Average Number of States Visited
1.8
1.8
0%

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.

pr = Preliminary

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

Publication Date: June 2001