Regional Profile: Western Europe
Western European Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Regional Profile: Western Europe
WESTERN EUROPEAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS
(in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002r Change
2002r/1996
Arrivals 9,377 10,007 10,274 10,847 11,175 9,111 8,248 -1,129
% Change 10% 7% 3% 6% 3% -18% -9% -12%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS*
(in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr R Change
2002pr/1996
Receipts $21,958 $22,065 $22,855 $24,787 $26,498 $21,585 $20,487 -$1,471
% Change 10% 0% 4% 8% 7% -19% -5% -7%

 

  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
SOUTH ATLANTIC 37.9% 3,126 40.1% 3,654
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 31.5% 2,598 31.0% 2,824
PACIFIC 21.0% 1,732 19.9% 1,813
MOUNTAIN 12.2% 1,006 11.2% 1,020
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 9.7% 800 9.4% 856
NEW ENGLAND 8.8% 726 9.6% 875
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 6.7% 553 7.2% 656
WEST NORTH CENTRAL 2.6% 214 2.8% 255
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL 2.6% 214 2.4% 219
PACIFIC ISLANDS 1.9% 157 2.1% 191
New York 26.8% 2,210 27.1% 2,469
Florida 26.4% 2,177 28.2% 2,569
California 19.5% 1,608 18.5% 1,686
Nevada 7.4% 610 6.9% 629
Massachusetts 6.5% 536 7.5% 683
Illinois 5.4% 445 5.5% 501
Texas 4.8% 396 4.7% 428
Pennsylvania 4.5% 371 3.7% 337
Arizona 4.0% 330 3.8% 346
Georgia 3.9% 322 4.4% 401
New Jersey 3.8% 313 3.9% 355
Colorado 2.4% 198 2.5% 228
Michigan 2.4% 198 2.4% 219
Utah 2.2% 181 1.7% 155
Louisiana 1.9% 157 2.9% 264
Hawaiian Islands 1.9% 157 2.1% 191
Virginia 1.8% 148 1.7% 155
North Carolina 1.8% 148 1.5% 137
Ohio 1.6% 132 1.9% 173
Connecticut 1.6% 132 1.7% 155
Maryland 1.5% 124 1.5% 137
Tennessee 1.5% 124 1.3% 118
Washington 1.5% 124 1.2% 109
South Carolina 1.4% 115 1.5% 137
Minnesota 1.2% 99 1.5% 137
Wisconsin 1.0% 82 *** ***
Oregon 0.9% 74 *** ***
Maine *** *** 1.0% 91
New Hampshire *** *** 1.0% 91
WESTERN 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 25.3% 2,087 25.8% 2,351
Orlando 14.9% 1,229 16.6% 1,512
Los Angeles 10.1% 833 10.0% 911
San Francisco 9.4% 775 8.6% 784
Miami 7.6% 627 7.9% 720
Las Vegas 7.0% 577 6.6% 601
Washington, DC (Metro) 6.0% 495 6.2% 565
Boston 5.8% 478 6.6% 601
Chicago 5.2% 429 5.1% 465
Atlanta 3.4% 280 3.8% 346
Tampa/St. Petersburg 3.0% 247 4.0% 364
Philadelphia 3.0% 247 2.4% 219
San Diego 2.8% 231 2.9% 264
Houston 2.3% 190 2.1% 191
Ft. Lauderdale 1.9% 157 2.2% 200
Dallas/Ft. Worth 1.8% 148 1.7% 155
New Orleans 1.6% 132 2.7% 246
Phoenix 1.6% 132 1.7% 155
Detroit 1.6% 132 1.4% 128
Anaheim 1.4% 115 1.3% 118
Denver 1.3% 107 1.4% 128
Riverside/San Bern. 1.3% 107 *** ***
Seattle 1.3% 107 *** ***
Ft. Myers 1.2% 99 1.8% 164
Sarasota 1.2% 99 1.6% 146
Oahu/Honolulu 1.2% 99 1.3% 118
San Jose 1.2% 99 1.2% 109
Melbourne 1.1% 91 *** ***
Minn./St. Paul 1.0% 82 1.5% 137
WESTERN EUROPEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 60% 63% -2
Visit Friends and Relatives 37% 38% -2
Business 29% 28% 1
Attend Convention 8% 7% 1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 35% 39% -3
Private Automobile 28% 28% 0
Airline in U.S. 24% 23% 1
Rail between Cities 10% 9% 1
Bus between Cities 7% 7% 0


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change
****
Prepaid Package 14% 15% -5%
First International Trip 18% 21% -14%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 14.8 15.1 -2%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $87 $87 0%
Average Number of States Visited 1.6 1.6 0%


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.
 
pr - Preliminary will be Revised.
 
* 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
 
Receipts revised August 2003