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 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change
2002r/1996
Arrivals 7,500 7,756 6,724 6,935 7,554 6,316 5,689 -1,811
% Change 13% 3% -13% 3% 9% -16% -10% -24%


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


ASIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
PACIFIC ISLANDS 46.8% 2,662 44.1% 2,785
PACIFIC 31.3% 1,781 35.3% 2,230
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 15.3% 870 15.7% 992
MOUNTAIN 11.2% 637 13.6% 859
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 9.8% 558 7.8% 493
SOUTH ATLANTIC 8.8% 501 11.6% 733
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 4.5% 256 4.6% 291
NEW ENGLAND 4.4% 250 4.0% 253
WEST NORTH CENTRAL 1.9% 108 1.8% 114
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL 1.4% 80 1.1% 69
U.S. Mainland 55.4% 3,152 58.1% 3,670
California 29.1% 1,655 32.5% 2,053
Hawaiian Islands 28.9% 1,644 27.6% 1,743
Guam 17.9% 1,018 16.5% 1,042
New York 12.8% 728 13.0% 821
Nevada 8.1% 461 9.7% 613
Illinois 6.6% 375 4.7% 297
Texas 3.7% 210 3.7% 234
Florida 3.4% 193 4.9% 309
Massachusetts 3.0% 171 3.4% 215
Washington 2.9% 165 3.1% 196
Arizona 2.6% 148 2.8% 177
New Jersey 2.4% 137 2.7% 171
Pennsylvania 1.9% 108 2.0% 126
Ohio 1.9% 108 1.4% 88
Michigan 1.8% 102 2.0% 126
Colorado 1.7% 97 1.4% 88
Georgia 1.3% 74 1.8% 114
Oregon 1.2% 68 1.1% 69
Utah 1.2% 68 0.8% 51
North Carolina 1.0% 57 1.1% 69
Louisiana 0.8% 46 *** ***


ASIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
Oahu / Honolulu 24.0% 1,365 22.6% 1,427
Los Angeles 16.8% 956 18.9% 1,194
New York City 11.8% 671 12.4% 783
San Francisco 11.2% 637 12.8% 808
Las Vegas 7.7% 438 9.3% 587
Chicago 6.3% 358 4.6% 291
San Jose 3.3% 188 4.0% 253
Washington, DC (Metro) 2.9% 165 4.2% 265
Boston 2.7% 154 3.2% 202
Seattle 2.7% 154 2.8% 177
Maui 2.6% 148 3.2% 202
Anaheim 2.4% 137 2.7% 171
San Diego 2.2% 125 2.3% 145
Dallas / Ft. Worth 1.8% 102 1.4% 88
Orlando 1.7% 97 3.3% 208
Detroit 1.5% 85 1.4% 88
Denver 1.5% 85 *** ***
Houston 1.4% 80 1.2% 76
Atlanta 1.2% 68 1.8% 114
Philadelphia 1.2% 68 1.4% 88
Phoenix 1.2% 68 1.0% 63
Portland, OR 1.0% 57 *** ***
Buffalo 1.0% 57 *** ***
Kauai 1.0% 57 *** ***
Miami 0.7% 40 1.4% 88
New Orleans 0.7% 40 *** ***
Hawaii (Big Island) *** *** 1.1% 69

 

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 66% 66% 0
Visit Friends and Relatives 29% 31% -2
Business 25% 25% 0
Attend Convention 9% 8% 0
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S. 28% 32% -5
Private Automobile 26% 26% 0
Rented Automobile 24% 27% -3
Bus between Cities 16% 16% 0
Rail between Cities 6% 6% 0

 

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change
****
Prepaid Package 29% 30% -2%
First International Trip 23% 25% -9%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 15.0 16.0 -6%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $97 $99 -2%
Average Number of States Visited 1.5 1.5 0%



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