Market Profile: Caribbean
Caribbean Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Caribbean
CARIBBEAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS
(in thousands)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Arrivals 1,189 1,161 1,258 1,331 1,202 1,053 998 -191
% Change 5% -2% 8% 6% -10% -12% -5% -16%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS*
(in millions)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
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


CARIBBEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
SOUTH ATLANTIC 67.5% 674 58.8% 619
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 36.8% 367 40.7% 429
Florida 63.0% 629 55.5% 584
New York 34.4% 343 38.3% 403


CARIBBEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
Miami 46.7% 466 47.4% 499
New York City 33.2% 331 36.9% 389


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2003 2002 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Visit Friends and Relatives 50% 54% -5
Vacation / Holiday 50% 50% -1
Business 26% 27% -1
Attend Convention 9% 7% 2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Company or Private Automobile 34% 36% -2
Rented Automobile 31% 31% 0
Airline in U.S. 21% 11% 10
Bus between Cities 6% 7% -1
Rail between Cities 5% 8% -2


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2003 2002 % point change or % Change
****
Prepaid Package 7% 6% 1 pt
First International Trip 4% 6% -3 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 12.7 11.1 14%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $95 $112 -15%
Average Number of States Visited 1.2 1.2 0%


Notes:
 
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: April 2004