Market Profile: Africa
African Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Regional Profile: Africa
African Arrivals To The U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 274 295 287 241 236 241 252 -22
% Change 6% 8% -3% -16% -2% 2% 5% -8%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS 1 (in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Receipts $1,317 $1,443 $1,406 $1,114 $1,097 $1,128 n/a n/a
% Change 11% 10% -3% -21% -2% 3% n/a n/a

 

AFRICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES2
  Market Share 2005 Volume
2005
Market Share 2004 Volume
2004
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 53.3% 134 51.9% 125
SOUTH ATLANTIC 36.1% 91 42.5% 102
         
New York 47.8% 121 44.4% 107

 

AFRICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES2
  Market Share 2005 Volume
2005
Market Share 2004 Volume
2004
New York City 47.1% 119 43.7% 105

 

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change3
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
     Visit Friends and Relatives 51% 55% -4
     Vacation / Holiday 35% 38% -2
     Business 33% 28% 4
     Attend Convention 10% 11% -1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
     Company or Private Automobile 42% 37% 5
     Airline in U.S. 36% 29% 7
     Rented Automobile 16% 19% -3
     Rail between Cities 16% 16% 0
     Bus between Cities 12% 10% 2

 

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change or % Change3
Prepaid Package 4% 5% -2 pts.
First International Trip to U.S. 28% 35% -7 pts.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 40.9 32.3 27%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. n/a $67 n/a
Average Number of States Visited 1.8 1.8 0%

 

Notes:
(1) Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.
 
(2) Only census region, state, and city destinations having a sample size of 100 or more are displayed. Due to quarterly data weighting by country and port of entry, some unreported destinations may have a higher proportion of total than those reported.
 
(3) Percentage-point and percentage changes are based on non-rounded data.
 
(n/a) Estimate not available.
 
Note: This profile shows only a few of the 35 travel characteristics data reported on international arrivals to the U.S. Additional information may be obtained for a fee. To learn more, please visit our website: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/research/programs/ifs/index.html
 
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries; Bureau of Economic Analysis
 
Publication Date: May 2006