Regional Profile: Africa
African Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Regional Profile: Africa
AFRICAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS
(in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change
2002r/1996
Arrivals 205 234 258 274 295 287 241 36
% Change 10% 14% 10% 6% 8% -3% -16% 18%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS*
(in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr Change
2002pr/1996
Receipts $766 $1,054 $1,183 $1,317 $1,443 $1,406 $1,114 $348
% Change n/a 38% 12% 11% 10% -3% -19% 45%


AFRICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 46.6% 112 36.9% 106
SOUTH ATLANTIC 41.0% 99 47.0% 135
New York 42.2% 102 33.4% 96


AFRICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
New York City 41.8% 101 33.0% 95


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
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Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Business 37% 49% -12
Vacation / Holiday 32% 44% -12
Visit Friends and Relatives 42% 43% -1
Attend Convention 21% 18% 3
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S. 45% 45% 0
Private Automobile 36% 35% 2
Rented Automobile 18% 28% -10
Rail between Cities 15% 20% -5
Bus between Cities 10% 12% -2


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change
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Prepaid Package 7% 4% 89%
First International Trip 23% 24% -1%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 29.5 21.3 38%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $84 n/a n/a
Average Number of States Visited 2.0 2.0 0%

Notes:
 
r - The 2001 and 2002 arrivals total have been revised downward from the preliminary estimate released earlier by OTTI.
 
pr - Preliminary will be Revised.
 
n/a - Information 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: May 2003