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.

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change 2003/1997
Arrivals 10,007 10,274 10,847 11,175 9,111 8,248 8,294 -1,713
% Change 7% 3% 6% 3% -18% -9% 1% -17%
TRENDS IN ARRIVALS
(in thousands)


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS*
(in millions)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003pr Change 2003/1997
Receipts $22,065 $22,855 $24,787 $26,498 $21,585 $20,487 $20,965 -$1,100
% Change 0% 4% 8% 7% -19% -5% 2% -5%

 

  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
SOUTH ATLANTIC 36.7% 3,044 37.9% 3,126
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 31.7% 2,629 31.5% 2,598
PACIFIC 22.1% 1,833 21.0% 1,732
MOUNTAIN 12.7% 1,053 12.2% 1,006
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 8.9% 738 9.7% 800
NEW ENGLAND 8.6% 713 8.8% 726
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 6.2% 514 6.7% 553
PACIFIC ISLANDS 3.4% 282 1.9% 157
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL 1.9% 158 2.6% 214
WEST NORTH CENTRAL 1.5% 124 2.6% 214
New York 26.9% 2,231 26.8% 2,210
Florida 26.6% 2,206 26.4% 2,177
California 20.4% 1,692 19.5% 1,608
Nevada 8.7% 722 7.4% 610
Massachusetts 6.4% 531 6.5% 536
Illinois 4.7% 390 5.4% 445
Texas 4.6% 382 4.8% 396
Pennsylvania 4.5% 373 4.5% 371
New Jersey 4.1% 340 3.8% 313
Arizona 3.7% 307 4.0% 330
Hawaiian Islands 3.4% 282 1.9% 157
Georgia 2.8% 232 3.9% 322
Michigan 2.4% 199 2.4% 198
Utah 2.1% 174 2.2% 181
Ohio 1.8% 149 1.6% 132
Connecticut 1.8% 149 1.6% 132
Washington 1.8% 149 1.5% 124
Colorado 1.7% 141 2.4% 198
Louisiana 1.7% 141 1.9% 157
North Carolina 1.7% 141 1.8% 148
Virginia 1.4% 116 1.8% 148
South Carolina 1.3% 108 1.4% 115
Maryland 1.2% 100 1.5% 124
Tennessee 1.1% 91 1.5% 124
Oregon 1.1% 91 0.9% 74
Minnesota *** *** 1.2% 99
Wisconsin *** *** 1.0% 82
WESTERN 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 25.5% 2,115 25.3% 2,087
Orlando 14.5% 1,203 14.9% 1,229
Los Angeles 10.0% 829 10.1% 833
San Francisco 9.6% 796 9.4% 775
Las Vegas 8.3% 688 7.0% 577
Miami 7.8% 647 7.6% 627
Washington, DC (Metro) 5.7% 473 6.0% 495
Boston 5.7% 473 5.8% 478
Chicago 4.4% 365 5.2% 429
Philadelphia 3.1% 257 3.0% 247
Tampa/St. Petersburg 2.9% 241 3.0% 247
San Diego 2.5% 207 2.8% 231
Atlanta 2.3% 191 3.4% 280
Ft. Lauderdale 2.2% 182 1.9% 157
Oahu/Honolulu 2.2% 182 1.2% 99
Houston 1.8% 149 2.3% 190
Dallas/Ft. Worth 1.8% 149 1.8% 148
Seattle 1.6% 133 1.3% 107
New Orleans 1.5% 124 1.6% 132
Detroit 1.5% 124 1.6% 132
Phoenix 1.4% 116 1.6% 132
Ft. Myers 1.4% 116 1.2% 99
San Jose 1.2% 100 1.2% 99
Riverside/San Bern. 1.1% 91 1.3% 107
Sacramento 0.9% 75 *** ***
Anaheim *** *** 1.4% 115
Denver *** *** 1.3% 107
Sarasota *** *** 1.2% 99
Melbourne *** *** 1.1% 91
Minn./St. Paul *** *** 1.0% 82
WESTERN EUROPEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2003 2002 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 64% 60% 4
Visit Friends and Relatives 37% 37% 0
Business 25% 29% -4
Attend Convention 6% 8% -2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 34% 35% -1
Company or Private Automobile 29% 28% 1
Airline in U.S. 22% 24% -2
Rail between Cities 12% 10% 2
Bus between Cities 8% 7% 1


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2003 2002 % point change or % Change
****
Prepaid Package 15% 14% 1 pt
First International Trip 21% 18% 3 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 14.8 14.8 0%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $96 $87 10%
Average Number of States Visited 1.5 1.6 -6%


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