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

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

Arrivals

6,724

6,935

7,554

6,316

5,689

5,003

5,802

-922

% Change

-13%

3%

9%

-16%

-10%

-12%

16%

-14%



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



ASIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **

 

Market Share 2004

Volume 2004

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

PACIFIC ISLANDS

45.4%

2,634

44.8%

2,599

PACIFIC

29.7%

1,723

32.3%

1,874

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

17.9%

1,039

16.8%

975

MOUNTAIN

11.2%

650

10.7%

621

SOUTH ATLANTIC

9.6%

557

8.1%

470

EAST NORTH CENTRAL

7.0%

406

8.1%

470

WEST SOUTH CENTRAL

4.1%

238

4.4%

255

NEW ENGLAND

3.3%

191

3.9%

226

WEST NORTH CENTRAL

1.8%

104

1.6%

93

EAST SOUTH CENTRAL

1.2%

70

1.4%

81

U.S. Mainland

55.9%

3,243

56.4%

3,272

Hawaiian Islands

28.5%

1,654

29.0%

1,683

California

27.7%

1,607

30.5%

1,770

Guam

16.9%

981

15.9%

923

New York

14.8%

859

14.1%

818

Nevada

8.4%

487

7.9%

458

Illinois

3.8%

220

4.4%

255

Florida

3.8%

220

2.6%

151

New Jersey

3.4%

197

3.3%

191

Texas

3.2%

186

3.7%

215

Washington

2.6%

151

2.7%

157

Massachusetts

2.5%

145

2.9%

168

Arizona

2.3%

133

1.9%

110

Pennsylvania

2.1%

122

2.0%

116

Michigan

2.0%

116

2.0%

116

Georgia

1.3%

75

1.2%

70

Oregon

1.3%

75

0.9%

52

Ohio

1.2%

70

1.9%

110

Colorado

0.9%

52

1.1%

64

North Carolina

0.9%

52

0.7%

41

Utah

0.8%

46

0.9%

52



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

 

Market Share 2004

Volume 2004

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

Oahu / Honolulu

25.1%

1,456

25.4%

1,474

Los Angeles

15.1%

876

16.9%

981

New York City

13.8%

801

13.2%

766

San Francisco

11.7%

679

12.7%

737

Las Vegas

8.1%

470

7.5%

435

Waikiki Beach

4.5%

261

***

***

Chicago

3.6%

209

4.1%

238

Washington, DC (Metro)

3.5%

203

3.3%

191

San Jose

3.0%

174

3.5%

203

San Diego

2.7%

157

2.5%

145

Anaheim

2.6%

151

2.6%

151

Seattle

2.5%

145

2.4%

139

Boston

2.3%

133

2.8%

162

Maui

1.8%

104

2.2%

128

Orlando

1.7%

99

1.2%

70

Detroit

1.5%

87

1.6%

93

Dallas / Ft. Worth

1.2%

70

1.3%

75

Houston

1.2%

70

1.8%

104

Atlanta

1.1%

64

0.9%

52

Philadelphia

1.1%

64

1.2%

70

Grand Canyon

1.1%

64

***

***

Portland, OR

1.0%

58

***

***

Phoenix

0.9%

52

***

***

Newark

0.7%

41

***

***

Oakland

0.7%

41

***

***

Denver

***

***

0.8%

46

 

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Point Change)

 

2004

2003

% Point Change ****

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

 

 

 

Vacation / Holiday

67%

67%

1

Visit Friends and Relatives

28%

30%

-2

Business

23%

25%

-2

Attend Convention

9%

8%

1

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

 

Airline in U.S.

26%

27%

-1

Private Automobile

25%

27%

-2

Rented Automobile

25%

26%

-1

Bus between Cities

16%

16%

0

Rail between Cities

6%

6%

0

 

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)

 

2004

2003

% Change ****

Prepaid Package

31%

30%

1 pt

First International Trip

29%

30%

-1 pt

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

14.8

15.3

-3%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$105

$100

5%

Average Number of States Visited

1.4

1.4

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