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.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS
(in thousands)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

Arrivals

10,274

10,847

11,175

9,111

8,248

8,294

9,306

-968

% Change

3%

6%

3%

-18%

-9%

1%

12%

-9%



TRENDS IN RECEIPTS*
(in millions)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003r

2004pr

Change 2004/1998

Receipts

$22,855

$24,787

$26,498

$21,585

$20,487

$20,750

$24,710

$1,855

% Change

4%

8%

7%

-19%

-5%

1%

19%

8%

 

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

 

Market Share 2004

Volume 2004

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

36.6%

3,406

31.7%

2,629

SOUTH ATLANTIC

36.2%

3,369

36.7%

3,044

PACIFIC

19.8%

1,843

22.1%

1,833

MOUNTAIN

12.9%

1,200

12.7%

1,053

EAST NORTH CENTRAL

9.0%

838

8.9%

738

NEW ENGLAND

8.4%

782

8.6%

713

WEST SOUTH CENTRAL

6.1%

568

6.2%

514

PACIFIC ISLANDS

2.7%

251

3.4%

282

WEST NORTH CENTRAL

2.1%

195

1.5%

124

EAST SOUTH CENTRAL

1.9%

177

1.9%

158

New York

32.4%

3,015

26.9%

2,231

Florida

25.8%

2,401

26.6%

2,206

California

18.1%

1,684

20.4%

1,692

Nevada

8.8%

819

8.7%

722

Massachusetts

6.3%

586

6.4%

531

Illinois

5.4%

503

4.7%

390

Texas

4.6%

428

4.6%

382

Pennsylvania

4.4%

409

4.5%

373

New Jersey

4.1%

382

4.1%

340

Arizona

4.0%

372

3.7%

307

Hawaiian Islands

2.7%

251

3.4%

282

Georgia

2.4%

223

2.8%

232

Utah

2.3%

214

2.1%

174

Colorado

2.2%

205

1.7%

141

North Carolina

2.1%

195

1.7%

141

Michigan

2.0%

186

2.4%

199

Ohio

1.9%

177

1.8%

149

Virginia

1.8%

168

1.4%

116

Connecticut

1.6%

149

1.8%

149

Louisiana

1.6%

149

1.7%

141

Washington

1.4%

130

1.8%

149

South Carolina

1.2%

112

1.3%

108

Maryland

1.2%

112

1.2%

100

Tennessee

1.1%

102

1.1%

91

Oregon

***

***

1.1%

91



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

 

Market Share 2004

Volume 2004

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

New York City

30.7%

2,857

25.5%

2,115

Orlando

14.7%

1,368

14.5%

1,203

San Francisco

9.4%

875

9.6%

796

Los Angeles

8.9%

828

10.0%

829

Las Vegas

8.6%

800

8.3%

688

Miami

8.1%

754

7.8%

647

Washington, DC (Metro)

6.1%

568

5.7%

473

Boston

5.7%

530

5.7%

473

Chicago

5.3%

493

4.4%

365

Philadelphia

3.0%

279

3.1%

257

Tampa/St. Petersburg

2.9%

270

2.9%

241

San Diego

2.6%

242

2.5%

207

Florida Keys

2.4%

223

2.7%

224

Houston

2.2%

205

1.8%

149

Ft. Lauderdale

2.0%

186

2.2%

182

Atlanta

1.9%

177

2.3%

191

Oahu/Honolulu

1.8%

168

2.2%

182

Dallas/Ft. Worth

1.6%

149

1.8%

149

New Orleans

1.4%

130

1.5%

124

San Jose

1.3%

121

1.2%

100

Riverside/San Bern.

1.3%

121

1.1%

91

Seattle

1.1%

102

1.6%

133

Detroit

1.1%

102

1.5%

124

Phoenix

1.0%

93

1.4%

116

Ft. Myers

0.9%

84

1.4%

116

Sarasota

0.7%

65

***

***

Melbourne

0.7%

65

***

***

Sacramento

0.7%

65

***

***

Denver

***

***

1.1%

91

Newark

***

***

1.3%

108

West Palm Beach

***

***

1.0%

83



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)

 

2004

2003

% Point Change ****

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

 

 

 

Vacation / Holiday

66%

64%

2

Visit Friends and Relatives

36%

37%

-1

Business

23%

25%

-2

Attend Convention

5%

6%

-1

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

 

Rented Automobile

35%

34%

0

Company or Private Automobile

27%

29%

-2

Airline in U.S.

22%

22%

0

Rail between Cities

11%

12%

0

Bus between Cities

8%

8%

0



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)

 

2004

2003

% Pt Change or % Change

Prepaid Package

17%

15%

2 pts

First International Trip

24%

21%

4 pts

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

15.0

14.8

1%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$95

$96

-1%

Average Number of States Visited

1.6

1.5

7%


Notes:

* Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.

pr - Preliminary will be Revised.

** 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