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 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Arrivals 382 400 396 422 385 355 345 -37
% Change 9% 5% -1% 7% -9% -8% -3% -10%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Receipts $1,249 $1,257 $1,184 $1,336 $1,248 $1,206 $1,235 -$14
% Change 3% 1% -6% 13% -7% -3% 2% -1%


  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 53.6% 185 49.2% 175
SOUTH ATLANTIC 30.0% 104 40.6% 144
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 14.0% 48 18.2% 65
New York 49.5% 171 40.4% 143
Illinois *** *** 13.7% 49
EAST EUROPEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **


  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
New York City 47.0% 162 37.8% 134
Chicago *** *** 13.7% 49
EAST EUROPE VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **


  2003 2002 % Point Change****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Visit Friends and Relatives 50% 50% 0
Vacation / Holiday 50% 42% 8
Business 39% 38% 1
Attend Convention 7% 13% -6
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Private Automobile 45% 48% -3
Airline in U.S. 42% 38% 4
Rented Automobile 25% 26% -1
Rail between Cities 16% 15% 2
Bus between Cities 11% 14% -4
SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)


  2003 2002 % point change or % Change ****
Prepaid Package 7% 7% 0 pts
First International Trip 26% 35% 9 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 48.3 32.0 51%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. n/a $46 n/a
Average Number of States Visited 1.8 1.9 -5%
SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)

 

Notes:

* 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