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 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Arrivals 680 639 667 731 586 529 525 -155
% Change 8% -6% 4% 10% -20% -10% -1% -23%


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


OCEANIA VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
PACIFIC 53.2% 279 52.5% 278
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 26.8% 141 31.1% 165
MOUNTAIN 23.1% 121 20.9% 111
SOUTH ATLANTIC 19.9% 104 23.1% 122
PACIFIC ISLANDS 18.1% 95 13.1% 69
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 12.1% 64 12.2% 65
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 8.3% 44 7.5% 40
NEW ENGLAND 6.6% 35 7.9% 42
California 50.8% 267 49.6% 262
New York 23.2% 122 27.3% 144
Hawaiian Islands 18.1% 95 13.1% 69
Nevada 13.7% 72 11.8% 62
Florida 8.3% 44 11.9% 63
Illinois 7.3% 38 8.1% 43
Texas 5.9% 31 *** ***
Colorado 5.1% 27 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 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
Los Angeles 33.4% 175 31.7% 168
New York City 21.8% 114 26.5% 140
Oahu/Honolulu 14.9% 78 11.3% 60
San Francisco 14.4% 76 14.6% 77
Las Vegas 12.8% 67 11.2% 59
Chicago 7.2% 38 7.3% 39
Washington D.C. (Metro) 6.1% 32 8.2% 43
San Diego *** *** 5.4% 29
Boston *** *** 5.0% 26
Seattle *** *** 3.4% 18


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2003 2002 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 60% 55% 5
Visit Friends and Relatives 53% 50% 2
Business 30% 36% -6
Attend Convention 14% 14% 0
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S. 49% 46% 3
Company or Private Automobile 37% 37% 0
Rented Automobile 30% 30% 0
Bus between Cities 12% 11% 1
Rail between Cities 11% 11% 0


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2003 2002 % point change or % Change
****
Prepaid Package 11% 12% -1 pt
First International Trip 27% 23% 4 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 22.1 23.5 -6%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $79 $83 -5%
Average Number of States Visited 2.0 2.0 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