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 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change 2002r/1996
Arrivals 350 382 400 396 422 385 355 5
% Change 17% 9% 5% -1% 7% -9% -8% 1%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change 2002r/1996
Receipts $1,213 $1,249 $1,257 $1,184 $1,336 $1,248 $1,206 -$7
% Change 76% 3% 1% -6% 13% -7% -3% -1%


  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 49.2% 175 55.7% 214
SOUTH ATLANTIC 40.6% 144 25.6% 99
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 18.2% 65 22.4% 86
New York 40.4% 143 44.6% 172
Illinois 13.7% 49 *** ***
EAST EUROPEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **


  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
New York City 37.8% 134 42.6% 164
Chicago 13.7% 49 *** ***
EAST EUROPE VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **


  2002 2001 % Point Change****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Visit Friends and Relatives 50% 57% -7
Vacation / Holiday 42% 41% 2
Business 38% 34% 4
Attend Convention 13% 13% 0
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Private Automobile 48% 46% 2
Airline in U.S. 38% 34% 5
Rented Automobile 26% 21% 5
Rail between Cities 15% 13% 2
Bus between Cities 14% 8% 6
SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)


  2002 2001 % Change ****
Prepaid Package 7% 3% 139%
First International Trip 35% 38% -9%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 32.0 44.3 -28%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $46 $31 48%
Average Number of States Visited 1.9 1.9 0%
SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)

 

Notes:

r - The 2001 and 2002 arrivals total have been revised downward from the preliminary estimate released earlier by OTTI.

R - The Bureau of Economic Analysis revised the 1998-2002 travel receipts for this country in 2003.
The most current data has been provided in this profile.

* 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