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


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r Change 2001r/1995
Arrivals 6,616 7,500 7,756 6,724 6,935 7,554 6,316 (300)
% Change 19% 13% 3% -13% 3% 9% -16% -5%

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

ASIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
PACIFIC ISLANDS 44.1% 2,785 44.2% 3,339
PACIFIC 35.3% 2,230 35.2% 2,659
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 15.7% 992 14.0% 1,058
MOUNTAIN 13.6% 859 15.7% 1,186
SOUTH ATLANTIC 11.6% 733 9.4% 710
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 7.8% 493 7.5% 567
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 4.6% 291 4.1% 310
NEW ENGLAND 4.0% 253 3.8% 287
WEST NORTH CENTRAL 1.8% 114 2.0% 151
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL 1.1% 69 1.2% 91
U.S. Mainland 58.1% 3,670 57.5% 4,344
California 32.5% 2,053 33.2% 2,508
Hawaiian Islands 27.6% 1,743 28.1% 2,123
Guam 16.5% 1,042 16.3% 1,231
New York 13.0% 821 12.1% 914
Nevada 9.7% 613 13.0% 982
Florida 4.9% 309 4.2% 317
Illinois 4.7% 297 4.1% 310
Texas 3.7% 234 3.5% 264
Massachusetts 3.4% 215 3.2% 242
Washington 3.1% 196 2.3% 174
Arizona 2.8% 177 2.7% 204
New Jersey 2.7% 171 2.1% 159
Michigan 2.0% 126 2.1% 159
Pennsylvania 2.0% 126 1.8% 136
Georgia 1.8% 114 1.3% 98
Ohio 1.4% 88 1.8% 136
Colorado 1.4% 88 1.0% 76
Oregon 1.1% 69 1.2% 91
North Carolina 1.1% 69 0.6% 45
Utah 0.8% 51 0.9% 68
Minnesota *** *** 1.0% 76
Virginia *** *** 0.6% 45
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 **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
Oahu / Honolulu 22.6% 1,427 23.5% 1,775
Los Angeles 18.9% 1,194 19.3% 1,458
San Francisco 12.8% 808 14.1% 1,065
New York City 12.4% 783 11.7% 884
Las Vegas 9.3% 587 12.6% 952
Chicago 4.6% 291 3.9% 295
Washington, DC 4.2% 265 3.8% 287
San Jose 4.0% 253 3.3% 249
Orlando 3.3% 208 2.1% 159
Boston 3.2% 202 3.1% 234
Maui 3.2% 202 4.0% 302
Seattle 2.8% 177 2.1% 159
Anaheim 2.7% 171 2.4% 181
San Diego 2.3% 145 2.4% 181
Atlanta 1.8% 114 1.2% 91
Detroit 1.4% 88 1.7% 128
Dallas / Ft. Worth 1.4% 88 1.3% 98
Miami 1.4% 88 1.2% 91
Philadelphia 1.4% 88 1.2% 91
Houston 1.2% 76 1.3% 98
Hawaii (Big Island) 1.1% 69 1.0% 76
Phoenix 1.0% 63 0.9% 68
Portland *** *** 1.0% 76
Minneapolis *** *** 0.9% 68
Buffalo *** *** 0.8% 60
Kauai *** *** 0.7% 53
Denver *** *** 0.7% 53
Sacramento *** *** 0.7% 53
Riverside/San Bernardino *** *** 0.6% 45
Oakland *** *** 1.6% 121

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2001 2000 % Point Change ****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 66% 68% -2
Visit Friends and Relatives 31% 26% 5
Business 25% 26% -1
Attend Convention 8% 9% -1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S. 32% 33% -1
Rented Automobile 27% 24% 3
Private Automobile 26% 25% 1
Bus between Cities 16% 16% 0
Rail between Cities 6% 6% 0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2001 2000 % Change ****
Prepaid Package 30% 36% -16%
First International Trip 25% 29% -14%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 16.0 13.8 16%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $99 $124 -20%
Average Number of States Visited 1.5 1.5 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 - Information not available

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

Publication Date: March 2003