Market 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 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 10,847 11,175 9,111 8,248 8,294 9,306 9,880 -967
% Change 6% 3% -18% -9% 1% 12% 6% -9%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS1 (in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Receipts $24,787 $26,498 $21,585 $20,487 $20,750 $24,710 n/a n/a
% Change 8% 7% -19% -5% 1% 19% n/a n/a

 

WESTERN 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 39.1% 3,863 36.6% 3,406
SOUTH ATLANTIC 35.2% 3,478 36.2% 3,369
PACIFIC 21.3% 2,104 19.8% 1,843
MOUNTAIN 12.0% 1,186 12.9% 1,200
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 8.9% 879 9.0% 838
NEW ENGLAND 7.4% 731 8.4% 782
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 5.0% 494 6.1% 568
PACIFIC ISLANDS 2.1% 207 2.7% 251
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL 1.7% 168 1.9% 177
WEST NORTH CENTRAL 1.5% 148 2.1% 195
         
New York 34.5% 3,409 32.4% 3,015
Florida 24.8% 2,450 25.8% 2,401
California 20.1% 1,986 18.1% 1,684
Nevada 8.7% 860 8.8% 819
Illinois 5.6% 553 5.4% 503
Massachusetts 5.5% 543 6.3% 586
New Jersey 4.8% 474 4.1% 382
Texas 4.1% 405 4.6% 428
Georgia 3.6% 356 2.4% 223
Pennsylvania 3.5% 346 4.4% 409
Arizona 3.4% 336 4.0% 372
Hawaiian Islands 2.1% 207 2.7% 251
North Carolina 1.6% 158 2.1% 195
Virginia 1.5% 148 1.8% 168
Ohio 1.3% 128 1.9% 177
Connecticut 1.3% 128 1.6% 149
Maryland 1.2% 119 1.2% 112
Utah ** ** 2.3% 214
Colorado ** ** 2.2% 205
Michigan ** ** 2.0% 186
Louisiana ** ** 1.6% 149
Washington ** ** 1.4% 130
South Carolina ** ** 1.2% 112
Tennessee ** ** 1.1% 102

 

WESTERN EUROPEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands) VISITATION TO THE CITIES2
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
New York City 33.1% 3,270 30.7% 2,857
Orlando 14.5% 1,433 14.7% 1,368
San Francisco 10.9% 1,077 9.4% 875
Los Angeles 9.9% 978 8.9% 828
Las Vegas 8.6% 850 8.6% 800
Miami 7.7% 761 8.1% 754
Chicago 5.3% 524 5.3% 493
Washington, DC (Metro) 5.2% 514 6.1% 568
Boston 5.1% 504 5.7% 530
Tampa/St. Petersburg 3.4% 336 2.9% 270
Atlanta 2.9% 287 1.9% 177
Philadelphia 2.8% 277 3.0% 279
San Diego 2.4% 237 2.6% 242
Florida Keys 1.9% 188 2.4% 223
Ft. Lauderdale 1.6% 158 2.0% 186
Dallas/Ft. Worth 1.5% 148 1.6% 149
Oahu/Honolulu 1.3% 128 1.8% 168
San Jose 1.2% 119 1.3% 121
Houston ** ** 2.2% 205
New Orleans ** ** 1.4% 130
Riverside/San Bern. ** ** 1.3% 121
Seattle ** ** 1.1% 102
Detroit ** ** 1.1% 102
Phoenix ** ** 1.0% 93
Ft. Myers ** ** 0.9% 84
Sarasota ** ** 0.7% 65
Melbourne ** ** 0.7% 65
Sacramento ** ** 0.7% 65


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change3
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
     Vacation / Holiday 67% 66% 0
     Visit Friends and Relatives 36% 36% 0
     Business 23% 23% 0
     Attend Convention 6% 5% 1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
     Rented Automobile 35% 35% 0
     Company or Private Automobile 24% 27% -2
     Airline in U.S. 21% 22% -1
     Rail between Cities 12% 11% 0
     Bus between Cities 8% 8% 0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change or % Change3
Prepaid Package 17% 17% 0 pts.
First International Trip to U.S. 21% 24% -3 pts.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 14.7 15.0 -2%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $100 $95 5%
Average Number of States Visited 1.5 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.
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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries; Bureau of Economic Analysis
 
Publication Date: May 2006