Travel Populations for the Survey of International Air Travelers
INTERNATIONAL  ARRIVALS  (Inbound)
AND  AIR DEPARTURES  (Outbound)
1993 - 2003
  1988 1989 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003  
INBOUND TOTALS                            
(000) 13,373 15,036 20,044 19,889 21,528 23,750 25,498 25,119 25,955 27,712 23,346 20,554 19,385  
% Change   12.4% 4.8% -0.8% 8.2% 10.3% 7.4% -1.5% 3.3% 6.8% -15.8% -12.0% -5.7%  
  OVERSEAS                            
  (000) 12,512 13,999 18,662 18,458 20,639 22,658 24,194 23,698 24,466 25,975 21,833       19,117       18,026  
  % Change   11.9% 4.9% -1.1% 11.8% 9.8% 6.8% -2.1% 3.2% 6.2% -15.9% -12.4% -5.7%  
  MEXICO (Air Only)                            
  (000) 860 1,037 1,382 1,431 889 1,092 1,304 1,421 1,489 1,737 1,513 1,437 1,359  
  % Change   20.5% 2.8% 3.5% -37.9% 22.8% 19.4% 9.0% 4.8% 16.6% -12.9% -5.0% -5.4%  
                             
    1989 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003  
OUTBOUND TOTALS                            
(000) #VALUE! 17,482 20,206 21,451 22,643 23,778 25,967 27,512 29,395 31,846 30,158 27,572 29,014  
% Change   #VALUE! 6.3% 6.2% 5.6% 5.0% 9.2% 6.0% 6.8% 8.3% -5.3% -8.6% 5.2%  
  OVERSEAS (Air Only)                            
  (000) 14,443 14,791 17,102 18,149 19,059 19,786 21,634 23,069 24,579 26,853 25,249       23,397       24,452  
  % Change   2.4% 7.1% 6.1% 5.0% 3.8% 9.3% 6.6% 6.5% 9.3% -6.0% -7.3% 7.9%  
  MEXICO (Air Only)                            
  (000)   2,691 3,104 3,302 3,584 3,992 4,333 4,443 4,816 4,992 4,909 4,175 4,562
  % Change   #VALUE! 2.0% 6.4% 8.5% 11.4% 8.5% 2.5% 8.4% 3.7% -1.7% -15.0% 6.2%  
Totals for Overseas                            
        & Mexico                            
Total Traffic (000) #VALUE! 32,518 40,250 41,340 44,171 47,528 51,465 52,631 55,350 59,557 53,504 48,126 48,399  
% Change   #VALUE! 5.5% 2.7% 6.8% 7.6% 8.3% 2.3% 5.2% 7.6% -10.2% -10.1% 0.6%  
                           
Inbound = International travelers to the U.S. who are non-residents of the United States visiting one night or longer by air only
Outbound = U.S. Residents leaving the country for destinations abroad one night or longer, all figures are air only
Overseas includes all countries except Canada & Mexico
Estimates of Sample Sizes for current program as a percent of the travel population & the estimated sample for selected target sample sizes of the population
  1990 1991 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Survey Collections each year 89.896 81.211 91.927 90.26 87.278 79.642 94.075 78.517 81.398 62.568 59.110 73.525 66.533
% of population surveyed 0.26% 0.23% 0.23% 0.22% 0.20% 0.17% 0.18% 0.15% 0.15% 0.11% 0.11% 0.15% 0.14%
                           
Surveys Needed each year                   149 134 120 121
For a 0.25% sample                
% of population surveyed                   0.25% 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
                           
Surveys Needed each year                   298 268 241 242
For a 0.5% sample          
% of population surveyed                   0.50% 0.50% 0.50% 0.50%
                           
Surveys Needed each year                   447 401 361 363
For a 0.75 % sample          
% of population surveyed                   0.75% 0.75% 0.75% 0.75%
                           
Surveys Needed each year                   596 535 481 484
For a 1% sample          
% of population surveyed                   1.00% 1.00% 1.00% 1.00%
                           
Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration, Tourism Industries, March 2005