Regional Profile: Western Europe
Western European Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Regional Profile: Western Europe
WESTERN EUROPEAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Arrivals
7,865
8,492
9,377
10,007
10,274
10,847
11,175
42%
% Change
-6%
8%
10%
7%
3%
6%
3%
 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 (pr) % Change
2000/1994
Receipts
$18,111
$19,974
$21,958
$22,065
$22,855
$24,397
$28,063
55%
% Change
-3%
10%
10%
0%
4%
7%
15%
 

WESTERN EUROPEAN 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
37.6%
4,202
34.7%
3,764
MIDDLE ATLANTIC
32.1%
3,587
32.5%
3,525
PACIFIC
22.5%
2,514
25.9%
2,809
MOUNTAIN
13.2%
1,475
14.2%
1,540
EAST NORTH CENTRAL
9.8%
1,095
10.3%
1,117
NEW ENGLAND
9.0%
1,006
9.7%
1,052
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL
7.0%
782
6.9%
748
WEST NORTH CENTRAL
2.7%
302
2.5%
271
PACIFIC ISLANDS
2.3%
257
2.2%
239
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL
2.1%
235
2.0%
217
New York
28.4%
3,174
28.5%
3,091
Florida
25.9%
2,894
25.0%
2,712
California
21.1%
2,358
24.3%
2,636
Nevada
8.3%
928
10.0%
1,085
Massachusetts
7.2%
805
7.4%
803
Illinois
5.8%
648
6.6%
716
Texas
4.8%
536
4.8%
521
Arizona
4.3%
481
5.3%
575
New Jersey
4.1%
458
4.4%
477
Georgia
3.9%
436
2.9%
315
Pennsylvania
3.1%
346
2.9%
315
Colorado
2.7%
302
2.2%
239
Utah
2.5%
279
2.5%
271
Hawaiian Islands
2.3%
257
2.2%
239
Michigan
2.3%
257
2.2%
239
Louisiana
2.2%
246
2.1%
228
North Carolina
2.2%
246
1.3%
141
Virginia
2.0%
224
1.8%
195
Washington
1.6%
179
1.6%
174
Maryland
1.6%
179
1.3%
141
Minnesota
1.5%
168
1.0%
108
Connecticut
1.4%
156
1.9%
206
Ohio
1.4%
156
1.8%
195
Tennessee
1.3%
145
1.1%
119
Wisconsin
1.2%
134
**
**
South Carolina
1.0%
112
0.8%
87
Maine
**
**
1.0%
108
New Hampshire
**
**
1.0%
108
Oregon
**
**
1.0%
108
Missouri
**
**
0.9%
98
Indiana
**
**
0.8%
87

WESTERN EUROPEAN 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
27.4%
3,062
27.0%
2,929
Orlando
16.6%
1,855
16.0%
1,736
Los Angeles
10.9%
1,218
13.2%
1,432
San Francisco
10.4%
1,162
12.8%
1,388
Las Vegas
7.8%
872
9.4%
1,020
Miami
7.5%
838
6.6%
716
Washington, DC
7.2%
805
6.3%
683
Boston
6.5%
726
6.5%
705
Chicago
5.7%
637
6.3%
683
Tampa/St. Petersburg
3.6%
402
3.3%
358
Atlanta
3.3%
369
2.4%
260
San Diego
3.2%
358
4.3%
466
New Orleans
2.1%
235
1.7%
184
Philadelphia
2.0%
224
1.9%
206
Dallas/Ft. Worth
1.9%
212
1.9%
206
Ft. Lauderdale
1.9%
212
1.9%
206
Houston
1.9%
212
1.9%
206
Phoenix
1.8%
201
1.8%
195
Oahu/Honolulu
1.6%
179
1.4%
152
Detroit
1.5%
168
1.5%
163
Newark
1.5%
168
1.6%
174
Riverside/San Bern.
1.4%
156
1.3%
141
Seattle
1.4%
156
1.5%
163
Ft. Myers
1.3%
145
1.6%
174
Minn./St. Paul
1.3%
145
0.9%
98
San Jose
1.2%
134
1.8%
195
Anaheim
**
**
1.7%
184
Monterey
**
**
1.7%
184
Denver
**
**
1.3%
141
Buffalo
**
**
1.2%
130
Sacramento
**
**
1.2%
130
Sarasota
**
**
1.2%
130
West Palm Beach
**
**
1.0%
108
Baltimore
**
**
0.9%
98
Melbourne, Florida
**
**
0.9%
98
Santa Barbara
**
**
0.9%
98
San Luis Obispo
**
**
0.8%
87

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2000 1999 % Point
Change***
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday
62%
62%
0
Visit Friends and Relatives
33%
33%
0
Business
31%
31%
0
Attend Convention
7%
8%
-1
Prepaid Package
17%
17%
0
First International Trip
20%
22%
-2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile
37%
40%
-3
Private Automobile
26%
26%
0
Airline in U.S.
24%
24%
0
Rail between Cities
10%
10%
0
Bus between Cities
8%
7%
1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2000 1999 % Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
14.7
15.6
-6%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
$98
$90
9%
Average Number of States Visited
1.6
1.6
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