Market Profile: Asia
Asian Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Asia
ASIAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change 2000/1994
Arrivals
5,551
6,616
7,500
7,756
6,724
6,935
7,554
36%
% Change
7%
19%
13%
3%
-13%
3%
9%
 

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
n/a

ASIAN 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
PACIFIC ISLANDS
44.2%
3,339
44.2%
3,065
PACIFIC
35.2%
2,659
34.6%
2,400
MOUNTAIN
15.7%
1,186
15.0%
1,040
MIDDLE ATLANTIC
14.0%
1,058
15.4%
1,068
SOUTH ATLANTIC
9.4%
710
10.6%
735
EAST NORTH CENTRAL
7.5%
567
6.6%
458
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL
4.1%
310
4.1%
284
NEW ENGLAND
3.8%
287
3.9%
270
WEST NORTH CENTRAL
2.0%
151
1.6%
111
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL
1.2%
91
1.1%
76
U.S. Mainland
57.5%
4,344
57.9%
4,015
California
33.2%
2,508
31.9%
2,212
Hawaiian Islands
28.1%
2,123
30.6%
2,122
Guam
16.3%
1,231
13.7%
950
Nevada
13.0%
982
12.2%
846
New York
12.1%
914
13.5%
936
Florida
4.2%
317
4.7%
326
Illinois
4.1%
310
3.6%
250
Texas
3.5%
264
3.2%
222
Massachusetts
3.2%
242
3.1%
215
Arizona
2.7%
204
2.6%
180
Washington
2.3%
174
3.2%
222
New Jersey
2.1%
159
2.3%
160
Michigan
2.1%
159
1.5%
104
Pennsylvania
1.8%
136
1.4%
97
Ohio
1.8%
136
1.3%
90
Georgia
1.3%
98
1.5%
104
Oregon
1.2%
91
1.2%
83
Colorado
1.0%
76
1.1%
76
Minnesota
1.0%
76
**
**
Utah
0.9%
68
**
**
North Carolina
0.6%
45
0.9%
62
Virginia
0.6%
45
0.8%
55
Maryland
0.6%
45
**
**
Connecticut
0.5%
38
**
**
Indiana
0.5%
38
**
**
Louisiana
0.5%
38
**
**

ASIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES
Cities Market Share 2000 Volume 2000 Market Share 1999 Volume 1999
Oahu / Honolulu
23.5%
1,775
25.3%
1,755
Los Angeles
19.3%
1,458
19.1%
1,325
San Francisco
14.1%
1,065
12.8%
888
Las Vegas
12.6%
952
11.9%
825
New York City
11.7%
884
12.5%
867
Maui
4.0%
302
3.6%
250
Chicago
3.9%
295
3.5%
243
Washington, DC
3.8%
287
3.8%
264
San Jose
3.3%
249
3.4%
236
Boston
3.1%
234
2.9%
201
Anaheim
2.4%
181
2.3%
160
San Diego
2.4%
181
2.0%
139
Seattle
2.1%
159
3.0%
208
Orlando
2.1%
159
2.9%
201
Detroit
1.7%
128
1.2%
83
Oakland
1.6%
121
0.7%
49
Houston
1.3%
98
1.5%
104
Dallas / Ft. Worth
1.3%
98
1.2%
83
Atlanta
1.2%
91
1.4%
97
Miami
1.2%
91
1.1%
76
Philadelphia
1.2%
91
0.8%
55
Portland
1.0%
76
1.0%
69
Hawaii (Big Island)
1.0%
76
1.3%
90
Minneapolis
0.9%
68
0.6%
42
Phoenix
0.9%
68
0.9%
62
Buffalo
0.8%
60
0.9%
62
Kauai
0.7%
53
1.1%
76
Denver
0.7%
53
**
**
Sacramento
0.7%
53
0.6%
42
Riverside/San Bernadino
0.6%
45
0.6%
42
New Orleans
0.5%
38
**
**

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2000 1999 % Point Change***
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday
68%
71%
-3
Business
26%
24%
2
Visit Friends and Relatives
26%
26%
0
Attend Convention
9%
8%
1
Prepaid Package
36%
37%
-1
First International Trip
29%
27%
2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S.
33%
33%
0
Private Automobile
25%
26%
-1
Rented Automobile
24%
24%
0
Bus between Cities
16%
16%
0
Rail between Cities
6%
5%
1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2000 1999 % Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
13.8
12.9
7%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
$124
$118
5%
Average Number of States Visited
1.5
1.5
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.

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

Publication Date: June 2001