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 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Arrivals 7,756 6,724 6,935 7,554 6,316 5,689 5,003 -2,753
% Change 3% -13% 3% 9% -16% -10% -12% -35%


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


ASIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
PACIFIC ISLANDS 44.8% 2,241 46.8% 2,662
PACIFIC 32.3% 1,616 31.3% 1,781
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 16.8% 841 15.3% 870
MOUNTAIN 10.7% 535 11.2% 637
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 8.1% 405 9.8% 558
SOUTH ATLANTIC 8.1% 405 8.8% 501
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 4.4% 220 4.5% 256
NEW ENGLAND 3.9% 195 4.4% 250
WEST NORTH CENTRAL 1.6% 80 1.9% 108
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL 1.4% 70 1.4% 80
U.S. Mainland 56.4% 2,822 55.4% 3,152
California 30.5% 1,526 29.1% 1,655
Hawaiian Islands 29.0% 1,451 28.9% 1,644
Guam 15.9% 795 17.9% 1,018
New York 14.1% 705 12.8% 728
Nevada 7.9% 395 8.1% 461
Illinois 4.4% 220 6.6% 375
Texas 3.7% 185 3.7% 210
New Jersey 3.3% 165 2.4% 137
Massachusetts 2.9% 145 3.0% 171
Washington 2.7% 135 2.9% 165
Florida 2.6% 130 3.4% 193
Pennsylvania 2.0% 100 1.9% 108
Michigan 2.0% 100 1.8% 102
Arizona 1.9% 95 2.6% 148
Ohio 1.9% 95 1.9% 108
Georgia 1.2% 60 1.3% 74
Colorado 1.1% 55 1.7% 97
Oregon 0.9% 45 1.2% 68
Utah 0.9% 45 1.2% 68
North Carolina 0.7% 35 1.0% 57
Louisiana *** *** 0.8% 46


  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
Oahu / Honolulu 25.4% 1,271 24.0% 1,365
Los Angeles 16.9% 846 16.8% 956
New York City 13.2% 660 11.8% 671
San Francisco 12.7% 635 11.2% 637
Las Vegas 7.5% 375 7.7% 438
Chicago 4.1% 205 6.3% 358
San Jose 3.5% 175 3.3% 188
Washington, DC (Metro) 3.3% 165 2.9% 165
Boston 2.8% 140 2.7% 154
Anaheim 2.6% 130 2.4% 137
San Diego 2.5% 125 2.2% 125
Seattle 2.4% 120 2.7% 154
Maui 2.2% 110 2.6% 148
Houston 1.8% 90 1.4% 80
Detroit 1.6% 80 1.5% 85
Dallas / Ft. Worth 1.3% 65 1.8% 102
Orlando 1.2% 60 1.7% 97
Philadelphia 1.2% 60 1.2% 68
Newark 1.0% 50 *** ***
Oakland 1.0% 50 *** ***
Atlanta 0.9% 45 1.2% 68
Miami 0.8% 40 0.7% 40
Denver *** *** 1.5% 85
Phoenix *** *** 1.2% 68
Portland, OR *** *** 1.0% 57
Buffalo *** *** 1.0% 57
Kauai *** *** 1.0% 57
New Orleans *** *** 0.7% 40
ASIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **

 

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Point Change)
  2003 2002 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 67% 66% 0
Visit Friends and Relatives 30% 29% 1
Business 25% 25% 0
Attend Convention 8% 9% 0
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S. 27% 28% 0
Company or Private Automobile 27% 26% 1
Rented Automobile 26% 24% 2
Bus between Cities 16% 16% 0
Rail between Cities 6% 6% 0

 

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2003 2002 % point change or % Change
****
Prepaid Package 30% 29% 1
First International Trip 30% 23% 7
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 15.3% 15.0 2%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $100 $97 3%
Average Number of States Visited 1.4 1.5 -7%



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