Market Profile: Caribbean
Caribbean Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Caribeean
CARIBBEAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r Change 2001r/1995
Arrivals 1,044 1,133 1,189 1,161 1,258 1,331 1,202 158
% Change 1% 9% 5% -2% 8% 6% -10% 15%

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Change 2001/1995
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

CARIBBEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 54.7% 657 50.1% 667
SOUTH ATLANTIC 50.7% 609 53.8% 716
New York 49.3% 592 45.5% 606
Florida 39.6% 476 48.2% 642

CARIBBEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
New York City 48.5% 583 44.1% 587
Miami *** *** 39.1% 520

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2001 2000 % Point Change ****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Visit Friends and Relatives 61% 47% 14
Vacation / Holiday 47% 44% 3
Business 29% 37% -9
Attend Convention 8% 13% -5
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Private Automobile N/A 39% N/A
Airline in U.S. N/A 21% N/A
Rented Automobile N/A 19% N/A
Rail between Cities N/A 12% N/A
Bus between Cities N/A 8% N/A

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2001 2000 % Change ****
Prepaid Package 3% 4% -35%
First International Trip N/A 13% N/A
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 15.9 14.0 14%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. N/A N/A N/A
Average Number of States Visited 1.3 1.3 0%

Notes:

r - The 2001 arrivals total has been revised downward from the preliminary estimate released earlier by OTTI.

* Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.

** Only the census regions, states, and cities are displayed that have a statistically reliable respondent base for the survey year(s).

*** Not displayed due to low respondent base for this survey year.

**** Variance due to rounding.

N/A = Not available

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

Publication Date: March 2003