Market Profile: Eastern Europe
East European Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Regional Profile: Eastern Europe
EAST EUROPEAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 396 422 385 355 345 380 433 37
% Change -1% 7% -9% -8% -3% 10% 14% 9%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS1 (in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Receipts $1,184 $1,336 $1,248 $1,206 $1,226 $853 n/a n/a
% Change -6% 13% -7% -3% 2% -30% n/a n/a


EAST EUROPEAN 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 58.3% 252 53.9% 205
SOUTH ATLANTIC 29.8% 129 18.9% 72
EAST NORTH CENTRAL ** ** 23.2% 88
New York 50.3% 218 47.2% 179


EAST EUROPE VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES2
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
New York City 47.7% 206 44.3% 168

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change3
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
     Visit Friends and Relatives 57% 53% 4
     Vacation / Holiday 46% 46% 0
     Business 29% 29% 0
     Attend Convention 8% 9% -2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
     Company or Private Automobile 46% 44% 2
     Airline in U.S. 28% 34% -6
     Rented Automobile 16% 17% -1
     Rail between Cities 12% 10% 2
     Bus between Cities 11% 11% 0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change or % Change3
Prepaid Package 6% 5% 1 pt.
First International Trip to the U.S. 36% 33% 3 pts.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 45.4 46.2 -2%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. n/a $35 n/a
Average Number of States Visited 1.7 1.6 6%

 

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 yet available.
 
(**) Estimate not shown due to sample size fewer than 100.
 
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