2005 Profile Of Overseas Travelers To The U.S. - Inbound (Page 3 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 Package Booking:      
       
 Mean # of Days 86.3 88.7 34.1
 Median # of Days 56.0 60.0 20.0
       
 If Pre-Booked Lodging, Pre-Booked Through*:    
       
 Travel Agent 27% 34% 21%
 Hotel/Motel Directly 8% 9% 10%
 Company Travel Dept. 8% 4% 22%
 Tour Operator 6% 9% 1%
 Friend/Relative 5% 5% 4%
 Business Associate 3% 1% 12%
       
 Travel Companions*:      
       
 Traveling Alone 37% 21% 63%
 Spouse 29% 39% 9%
 Family/Relatives 28% 38% 6%
 Friends 12% 18% 3%
 Business Associates 7% 4% 22%
 Tour Group 2% 2% 1%
       
 Travel Party Size: (persons)      
       
 Adults Only 92% 87% 98%
 Adults and Children 8% 13% 2%
 Average Party Size 1.6 1.9 1.2
 Median Party Size 1.0 2.0 1.0
       
 Main Purpose of Trip:      
       
 Leisure/Recreation/Holiday 47% 78% 4%
 Visit Friends/Relatives 23% 13% 4%
 Business/Professional 21% 5% 88%
 Convention/Conference 5% 3% 4%
 Study/Teaching 2% 1% 1%
       
 Purpose of Trip*:      
       
 Leisure/Recreation/Holiday 62% 100% 20%
 Visit Friends/Relatives  37% 29% 19%
 Business 24% 8% 100%
 Convention/Conference 8% 4% 12%
 Study/Teaching 4% 3% 4%

*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.), 13,397,000 (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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