Abstract of International Travel To and From the U.S. - 1996

1996 PROFILE OF OVERSEAS TRAVELERS TO THE U.S. - INBOUND
REPORTED FROM: SURVEY OF INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVELERS (IFS)

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OVERSEAS TRAVERLERS CHARACTERISTICS: ALL OVERSEAS VISITORS ALL LEISURE VISITORS ALL BUSINESS VISITORS
Total Number of Travelers = 22,628,000 14,343,000 7,001,000
U.S. Destinations Visited*:
Pacific 29% 28% 33%
California 27% 26% 30%
Los Angeles 16% 17% 16%
San Francisco 13% 14% 13%
San Diego 3% 4% 3%
Anaheim 3% 3% 2%
San Jose 2% 1% 4%
Washington 3% 2% 3%
Seattle 2% 2% 3%
Pacific Islands 19% 28% 4%
Hawaiian Islands 14% 20% 4%
Oahu/Honolulu 11% 16% 3%
Maui 2% 4% 1%
Guam 6% 8% 0%
Atlantic Islands 1% 1% 1%
Leisure/Recreational Activities*:
Shopping 90% 93% 84%
Dining in Restaurants 82% 82% 85%
Sightseeing in Cities 43% 51% 29%
Amusement/Theme Parks 33% 41% 17%
Visit Historical Places 32% 36% 24%
Visit Small Towns/Villages 30% 36% 17%
Water Sports/Sunbathing 27% 36% 11%
Touring the Countryside 24% 29% 15%
Visit National Parks 20% 25% 11%
Cultural/Heritage Sights 20% 24% 12%
Art Gallery, Museum 19% 21% 16%
Guided Tours 19% 26% 9%
Nightclub/ Dancing 15% 16% 15%
Concert, Play, Musical 13% 15% 11%
Casinos/Gambling 12% 15% 8%
Golf/Tennis 10% 11% 10%
Attend Sports Events 7% 8% 7%
Cruises, 1 or More Nights 7% 9% 3%
Ethnic Heritage Sights 6% 8% 3%
Visit American Indian Communities 6% 7% 3%
Camping, Hiking 4% 6% 2%
Environmental/Ecological Excursions 3% 4% 2%
Snow Skiing 2% 2% 2%

* Multiple Response

NOTE: All percentages listed in this profile can be converted into estimated numbers by multiplying the percentage by 22,658,000 (total overseas travelers to the U.S.), 14,343,000 (total leisure travelers), or 7,001,000 (total business travelers).

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