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

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r Change 2001r/1995
Arrivals 300 350 382 400 396 422 385 85
% Change 18% 17% 9% 5% -1% 7% -9% 28%

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Change 2001/1995
Receipts $691 $1,213 $1,249 $1,257 $1,184 $1,336 $1,238 $547
% Change 24% 76% 3% 1% -6% 13% -7% 79%

EAST EUROPEAN 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 55.7% 214 48.5% 205
SOUTH ATLANTIC 25.6% 99 28.2% 119
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 22.4% 86 23.1% 97
PACIFIC *** *** 14.0% 59
New York 44.6% 172 41.3% 174
Illinois *** *** 18.9% 80

EAST EUROPE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
New York City 42.6% 164 39.1% 165
Chicago *** *** 18.6% 78

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2001 2000 % Point Change****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Visit Friends and Relatives 57% 65% -8
Vacation / Holiday 41% 50% -9
Business 34% 29% 5
Attend Convention 13% 7% 6
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Private Automobile 46% 49% -3
Airline in U.S. 34% 30% 4
Rented Automobile 21% 25% -4
Rail between Cities 13% 13% 0
Bus between Cities 8% 8% 0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2001 2000 % Change ****
Prepaid Package 3% 7% -56%
First International Trip 38% 31% 24%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 44.3 46.5 -5%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $31 $36 -14%
Average Number of States Visited 1.9 1.8 6%

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.

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

Publication Date: March 2003