Market Profile: Oceania
Oceania Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Regional Profile: Oceania
ARRIVALS TO THE U.S. FROM OCEANIA


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS
(in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change
2002r/1996
Arrivals 629 680 639 667 731 586 529 -100
% Change 7% 8% -6% 4% 10% -20% -10% -16%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS*
(in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr Change
2002pr/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


OCEANIA VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
PACIFIC 52.5% 278 57.3% 336
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 31.1% 165 21.2% 124
SOUTH ATLANTIC 23.1% 122 20.7% 121
MOUNTAIN 20.9% 111 25.3% 148
PACIFIC ISLANDS 13.1% 69 16.9% 99
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 12.2% 65 9.8% 57
NEW ENGLAND 7.9% 42 *** ***
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 7.5% 40 9.8% 57
California 49.6% 262 54.6% 320
New York 27.3% 144 18.2% 107
Hawaiian Islands 13.1% 69 16.8% 98
Florida 11.9% 63 *** ***
Nevada 11.8% 62 15.8% 93
Illinois 8.1% 43 *** ***
Colorado 5.9% 31 *** ***
Massachusetts 5.8% 31 *** ***
Washington 4.0% 21 *** ***


OCEANIA VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
Los Angeles 31.7% 168 37.4% 219
New York City 26.5% 140 17.3% 101
San Francisco 14.6% 77 17.4% 102
Oahu/Honolulu 11.3% 60 14.2% 83
Las Vegas 11.2% 59 14.7% 86
Washington D.C. (Metro) 8.2% 43 *** ***
Chicago 7.3% 39 *** ***
San Diego 5.4% 29 *** ***
Boston 5.0% 26 *** ***
Seattle 3.4% 18 *** ***


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 55% 61% -6
Visit Friends and Relatives 50% 46% 4
Business 36% 34% 1
Attend Convention 14% 12% 2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S. 46% 49% -3
Private Automobile 37% 36% 1
Rented Automobile 30% 32% -3
Bus between Cities 11% 14% -3
Rail between Cities 11% 10% 2


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change
****
Prepaid Package 12% 14% -15%
First International Trip 23% 24% -7%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 23.5 25.0 -6%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $83 $78 6%
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 - 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