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
Main factors involved in Airline
Choice:
Airfare 24% 28% 15%
Convenient Schedule 17% 14% 23%
Safety Reputation 12% 15% 8%
Non-Stop Flight 11% 11% 11%
Mileage Bonus/Freq. Flyer program 9% 8% 13%
Previous Good Experience 7% 6% 8%
Employer Policy 5% 3% 8%
Loyalty to Carrier 4% 4% 5%
In-Flight Service Reputation 3% 3% 2%
Type of Airline Ticket:
Economy/Tourist/Coach 71% 77% 54%
Executive/Business 17% 10% 35%
Discount/Group Fare 5% 7% 3%
First Class 4% 3% 7%
Don't Know 3% 4% 2%
Seating Area:
Economy/Tourist/Coach 77% 85% 55%
Executive/Business 18% 12% 35%
First Class 5% 3% 10%
Average Total Trip Expenditures:
Per Travel Party $5,367 $5,822 $5,735
Per Visitor $3,289 $4,080 $4,419
Average Expenditures in the U.S.:
Per Travel Party $2,713 $2,922 $2,640
Per Visitor $1,663 $2,048 $2,034
Per Visitor Per Day $112 $209 $162

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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