Market Profile: South America
South American Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Regional Profile: South America
SOUTH AMERICAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS
(in thousands)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

Arrivals

2,957

2,733

2,941

2,531

1,815

1,522

1,645

-1,312

% Change

4%

-8%

8%

-14%

-28%

-16%

8%

-44%



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



SOUTH AMERICAN 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

61.7%

1,015

67.6%

1,029

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

23.7%

390

19.0%

289

PACIFIC

11.7%

192

11.0%

167

WEST SOUTH CENTRAL

9.1%

150

6.6%

100

MOUNTAIN

7.3%

120

6.3%

96

EAST NORTH CENTRAL

7.2%

118

6.7%

102

NEW ENGLAND

4.5%

74

3.3%

50

WEST NORTH CENTRAL

***

***

2.2%

33

Florida

54.4%

895

61.7%

939

New York

21.0%

345

15.7%

239

California

11.0%

181

9.7%

148

Texas

7.0%

115

5.2%

79

Illinois

4.6%

76

4.5%

68

Massachusetts

3.5%

58

2.3%

35

Georgia

***

***

4.0%

61

Nevada

***

***

3.3%

50



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

 

Market Share 2004

Volume 2004

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

Miami

43.3%

712

51.1%

778

New York City

20.1%

331

15.3%

233

Orlando

17.6%

290

19.2%

292

Washington, DC (Metro)

4.6%

76

3.7%

56

Chicago

4.1%

67

4.3%

65

Los Angeles

***

***

4.6%

70

Ft. Lauderdale

***

***

4.1%

62

San Francisco

***

***

3.5%

53

Atlanta

***

***

2.8%

43


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)

 

2004

2003

% Point Change ****

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

 

 

 

Vacation / Holiday

51%

49%

1

Visit Friends and Relatives

48%

43%

5

Business

27%

31%

-4

Attend Convention

8%

12%

-5

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

Company or Private Automobile

34%

36%

-2

Rented Automobile

33%

35%

-3

Airline in U.S.

29%

24%

5

Bus between Cities

8%

7%

2

Rail between Cities

8%

7%

1

 

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)

 

2004

2003

% point change or % Change ****

Prepaid Package

6%

6%

0 pts

First International Trip

10%

11%

-1 pt

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

23.7

20.3

17%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$72

$80

-10%

Average Number of States Visited

1.4

1.4

0%


Notes:

* Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.

n/a - Information 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