2005 Profile Of Overseas Travelers To The U.S. - Inbound (Page 2 of 8)

Reported From: Survey Of International Air Travelers (IFS)

OVERSEAS TRAVELERS CHARACTERISTICS: ALL OVERSEAS VISITORS ALL LEISURE VISITORS ALL BUSINESS VISITORS
Total Number of Travelers = 21,679,000 13,397,000 5,203,000
 Advance Trip Decision:      
       
 Average Number of Days 79.7 99.4 39.0
 Median Number of Days 50.0 60.0 21.0
       
 Advance Airline Reservation:      
       
 Average Number of Days 55.8 71.5 24.2
 Median Number of Days 30.0 40.0 14.0
       
 Means of Booking Air Trip:      
       
 Travel Agent 53% 53% 53%
 Personal Computer/Internet 16% 18% 8%
 Airlines Directly 13% 13% 11%
 Company Travel Dept. 8% 4% 24%
 Tour Operator 6% 9% 1%
       
 Information Sources*:      
       
 Travel Agent 45% 46% 47%
 Personal Computer 33% 38% 23%
 Airlines 19% 18% 20%
 Friends, Relatives 15% 18% 6%
 Tour Operator/Company 9% 12% 4%
 Travel Guides/Timetables 9% 13% 3%
 Corporate Travel Dept. 8% 3% 24%
 State/City Travel Office 4% 5% 3%
 Newspapers/Magazines 4% 6% 1%
       
 Use of Pre-Paid Package:      
       
 Yes 19% 28% 3%
 No (Independent) 81% 72% 97%
       
 If Package Used, Type of Package*:      
       
 Air/Lodging 14% 22% 2%
 Guided Tour 5% 8% 1%
 Air/Rental Car 5% 7% 1%
 Air/Lodging/Bus 3% 5% 1%
 Air/Lodging/Tour 3% 5% 1%
 Air/Lodging/Rental Car 3% 4% 1%
 Air/Lodging/Bus/Tour 2% 2% 0%
       
 Use of Prepaid Lodging as Part of Package:      
       
 Yes 81% 82% 63%
 No 19% 18% 37%
 Mean # of Nights 7.6 7.5 12.0
 Median # of Nights 5.0 5.0 7.0

*Multiple Response

NOTE: All percentages listed in this profile can be converted into estimated numbers by multiplying the percentage by 21,679,000 (total overseas travelers to the U.S.), 3,397,000 (total leisure travelers), or 5,203,000 (total business travelers).

Business travelers are defined as the respondents who stated their purpose of trip was business/professional, Multiple purposes of trip are allowed. Leisure travelers are defined as the respondents who stated their purpose of trip was leisure/recreation/holidays/sightseeing. Multiple purposes of trip are allowed.

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