Market Profile: South America
South American Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Regional Profile: South America
SOUTH AMERICAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Arrivals
2,112
2,449
2,461
2,831
2,957
2,733
2,941
39%
% Change
4%
16%
0%
15%
4%
-8%
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
 

SOUTH AMERICAN 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
67.3%
1,980
62.6%
1,711
MIDDLE ATLANTIC
23.0%
677
26.8%
732
PACIFIC
12.4%
365
14.2%
388
EAST NORTH CENTRAL
8.6%
253
7.2%
197
MOUNTAIN
5.8%
171
7.0%
191
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL
5.8%
171
5.6%
153
NEW ENGLAND
5.7%
168
5.6%
153
WEST NORTH CENTRAL
4.3%
126
2.5%
68
Florida
60.6%
1,783
56.6%
1,547
New York
21.0%
618
24.1%
659
California
11.6%
341
13.2%
361
Illinois
6.4%
188
5.5%
150
Massachusetts
5.1%
150
4.6%
126
Texas
4.3%
126
4.7%
128
Nevada
3.9%
115
3.9%
107
Georgia
3.9%
115
3.5%
96
New Jersey
**
**
3.4%
93

SOUTH AMERICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES
Cities Market Share 2000 Volume 2000 Market Share 1999 Volume 1999
Miami 46.6% 1,371 47.5% 1,298
Orlando 22.4% 659 20.3% 555
New York City 20.4% 600 23.6% 645
Chicago 6.3% 185 5.3% 145
Los Angeles 5.7% 168 7.6% 208
San Francisco 5.5% 162 5.5% 150
Washington, DC 4.9% 144 4.4% 120
Boston 4.9% 144 4.4% 120
Las Vegas 3.8% 112 3.8% 104
Atlanta 3.7% 109 3.2% 87
San Diego ** ** 2.1% 57

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2000 1999 % Point Change***
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday
55%
61%
-6
Visit Friends and Relatives
35%
32%
3
Business
33%
31%
2
Attend Convention
12%
12%
0
Prepaid Package
11%
12%
-1
First International Trip
11%
14%
-3
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile
48%
43%
5
Private Automobile
25%
29%
-4
Airline in U.S.
28%
24%
4
Bus between Cities
6%
7%
-1
Rail between Cities
7%
6%
1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2000 1999 % Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
19.0
16.2
17%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
$107
$112
-4%
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