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


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS
(in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change
2002r/1996
Arrivals 1,133 1,189 1,161 1,258 1,331 1,202 1,053 -80
% Change 9% 5% -2% 8% 6% -10% -12% -7%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS*
(in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002r Change
2002r/1996
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 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
SOUTH ATLANTIC 58.8% 619 50.7% 609
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 40.7% 429 54.7% 657
Florida 55.5% 584 39.6% 476
New York 38.3% 403 49.3% 592


CARIBBEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
Miami 47.4% 499 *** ***
New York City 36.9% 389 48.5% 583


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Visit Friends and Relatives 54% 61% -7
Vacation / Holiday 50% 47% 3
Business 27% 29% -2
Attend Convention 7% 8% -1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Private Automobile 36% n/a n/a
Rented Automobile 31% n/a n/a
Airline in U.S. 11% n/a n/a
Rail between Cities 8% n/a n/a
Bus between Cities 7% n/a n/a


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change
****
Prepaid Package 6% 3% 123%
First International Trip 6% n/a n/a
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 11.1 15.9 -30%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $112 n/a n/a
Average Number of States Visited 1.2 1.3 -8%


Notes:
 
r - The 2001 and 2002 arrivals total have been revised downward from the preliminary estimate released earlier by OTTI.
 
n/a - Not available
 
* 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 2004