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
Avg. Exp. by Category (per visitor):
Lodging $417 (25%) $670 (33%) $668 (33%)
Gifts & Souvenirs $392 (24%) $375 (18%) $369 (18%)
Food, Beverages $294 (18%) $326 (16%) $328 (16%)
Transportation $258 (16%) $415 (20%) $363 (18%)
Entertainment $150 (9%) $129 (6%) $123 (6%)
Other $122 (7%) $99 (5%) $151 (7%)
U.S. Airport $28 (2%) $35 (2%) $34 (2%)
Trip Expenses Payment Method:
Credit Cards 44% 54% 59%
Cash 40% 34% 31%
Travelers Checks 15% 10% 9%
Debit Cards 2% 2% 2%
Sex & Age of Traveler:
Male Adults 67% 61% 86%
Female Adults 33% 39% 14%
Average Age of Male (years) 41.5 40.9 42.4
Average Age of Female (years) 36.9 35.9 37.9
Occupation:
Manager/Executive 34% 27% 59%
Professional/Technical 31% 30% 30%
Clerical/Sales 11% 15% 4%
Student 6% 7% 2%
Homemaker/Housewife 5% 6% 1%
Retired 5% 6% 1%
Craftsman/Factory Worker 3% 4% 1%
Government/Military 3% 3% 2%
Annual Household Income:
Average $81,900 $76,900 $100,300
Median $67,700 $63,000 $89,300

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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