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

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

Arrivals

1,161

1,258

1,331

1,202

1,053

998

1,095

-66

% Change

-2%

8%

6%

-10%

-12%

-5%

10%

-6%



TRENDS IN RECEIPTS*
(in millions)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

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 2004

Volume 2004

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

SOUTH ATLANTIC

59.2%

648

67.5%

674

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

43.0%

471

36.8%

367

Florida

55.1%

603

63.0%

629

New York

37.7%

413

34.4%

343



CARIBBEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **

 

Market Share 2004

Volume 2004

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

Miami

47.0%

515

46.7%

466

New York City

37.2%

407

33.2%

331



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)

 

2004

2003

% Point Change ****

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

 

 

 

Visit Friends and Relatives

44%

50%

-6

Vacation / Holiday

42%

50%

-8

Business

32%

26%

6

Attend Convention

8%

9%

-1

Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)

 

Company or Private Automobile

35%

34%

1

Rented Automobile

27%

31%

-4

Airline in U.S.

15%

21%

-6

Rail between Cities

11%

5%

6

Bus between Cities

10%

6%

4



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)

 

2004

2003

% point change or % Change ****

Prepaid Package

7%

7%

0 pts

First International Trip

7%

4%

3 pts

Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)

11.3

12.7

-11%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$122

$95

28%

Average Number of States Visited

1.2

1.2

0%



Notes:

* Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.

n/a = Not available

** 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: June 2005