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 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002r Change 2002r/1996
Arrivals 9,377 10,007 10,274 10,847 11,175 9,111 8,248 -1,129
% Change 10% 7% 3% 6% 3% -18% -9% -12%

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr R Change 2002pr/1996
Receipts $21,958 $22,065 $22,855 $24,787 $26,498 $21,585 $20,487 -$1,471
% Change 10% 0% 4% 8% 7% -19% -5% -7%

WESTERN EUROPEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
SOUTH ATLANTIC   40.1% 3,654
MIDDLE ATLANTIC   31.0% 2,824
PACIFIC   19.9% 1,813
MOUNTAIN   11.2% 1,020
EAST NORTH CENTRAL   9.4% 875
NEW ENGLAND   9.6% 856
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL   7.2% 656
WEST NORTH CENTRAL   2.8% 255
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL   2.4% 219
PACIFIC ISLANDS   2.1% 191
Florida   28.2% 2,569
New York   27.1% 2,469
California   18.5% 1,686
Massachusetts   7.5% 683
Nevada   6.9% 629
Illinois   5.5% 501
Texas   4.7% 428
New Jersey   3.9% 401
Arizona   3.8% 355
Georgia   4.4% 346
Pennsylvania   3.7% 337
Louisiana   2.9% 264
Colorado   2.5% 228
Michigan   2.4% 219
Hawaiian Islands   2.1% 191
Ohio   1.9% 173
Utah   1.7% 155
Virginia   1.7% 155
Connecticut   1.7% 155
North Carolina   1.5% 137
South Carolina   1.5% 137
Maryland   1.5% 137
Minnesota   1.5% 137
Tennessee   1.3% 118
Washington   1.2% 109
Maine   1.0% 91
New Hampshire   1.0% 91
Wisconsin   *** ***

WESTERN EUROPEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
New York City 25.8% 2,351 27.4% 3,062
Orlando 16.6% 1,512 16.6% 1,855
Los Angeles 10.0% 911 10.9% 1,218
San Francisco 8.6% 784 10.4% 1,162
Miami 7.9% 720 7.5% 838
Las Vegas 6.6% 601 7.8% 872
Boston 6.6% 601 6.5% 726
Washington, DC 6.2% 565 7.2% 805
Chicago 5.1% 465 5.7% 637
Tampa/St. Petersburg 4.0% 364 3.6% 402
Atlanta 3.8% 346 3.3% 369
San Diego 2.9% 264 3.2% 358
New Orleans 2.7% 246 2.1% 235
Philadelphia 2.4% 219 2.0% 224
Ft. Lauderdale 2.2% 200 1.9% 212
Houston 2.1% 191 1.9% 212
Ft. Myers 1.8% 164 1.3% 145
Dallas/Ft. Worth 1.7% 155 1.9% 212
Phoenix 1.7% 155 1.8% 201
Sarasota 1.6% 146 *** ***
Minn./St. Paul 1.5% 137 1.3% 145
Detroit 1.4% 128 1.5% 168
Denver 1.4% 128 *** ***
Oahu/Honolulu 1.3% 118 1.6% 179
Anaheim 1.3% 118 *** ***
Newark 1.2% 109 1.5% 168
San Jose 1.2% 109 1.2% 134
Riverside/San Bern. *** *** 1.4% 156
Seattle *** *** 1.4% 156

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2001 2000 % Point Change ****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 63% 62% 1
Visit Friends and Relatives 38% 33% 5
Business 28% 31% -3
Attend Convention 7% 7% 0
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 39% 37% 2
Private Automobile 28% 26% 2
Airline in U.S. 23% 24% -1
Rail between Cities 9% 10% -1
Bus between Cities 7% 8% -1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2001 2000 % Change ****
Prepaid Package 15% 17% -11%
First International Trip 21% 20% 2%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 15.1 14.7 3%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $87 $98 -11%
Average Number of States Visited 1.6 1.6 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.

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

Publication Date: March 2003