2005 Profile of U.S. Resident Travelers Visiting Overseas Destinations - Outbound (Page 2 of 8)

Reported From: Survey Of International Travelers

U.S. RESIDENT TRAVELERS CHARACTERISTICS:
Total Number of Travelers (2)
All
U.S. Travelers
28,787,000
For
Leisure & VFR
23,922,000
For
Business & Conv.
7,830,000
Advance Trip Decision:      
Average Number of Days
92.1
101.8
51.7
Median Number of Days
60
60
30
       
Advance Airline Reservation:      
Average Number of Days
58.1
65.2
31.2
Median Number of Days
30
45
20
       
Means of Booking Air Trip:      
Travel Agent
40%
40%
40%
Personal Computer
25%
27%
18%
Airline Directly
19%
20%
15%
Company Travel Department
8%
3%
24%
Tour Operator
4%
4%
1%
       
Information Sources (3):      
Travel Agency
37%
37%
39%
Personal Computer
35%
38%
30%
Airline
25%
26%
24%
Friends, Relatives
15%
17%
7%
Company Travel Dept.
7%
3%
23%
Tour Company
5%
6%
2%
Travel Guides/Timetables
5%
6%
3%
Newspapers/Magazines
2%
2%
1%
       
Use of Prepaid Package:      
Yes
13%
15%
4%
No
87%
85%
96%

Footnotes:

(1)  Estimates are listed if they comprise at least 2% of the 28,787,000 U.S. residents visiting overseas destinations in 2005.

(2)  Percentages listed in this profile can be converted into estimated numbers by multiplying the percentage by 28,787,000 (total U.S. residents visiting overseas destinations),
     23,922,000 (83.1% Leisure/Visit Friends/Relatives) and 7,830,000 (27.2% Business/Convention).

(3)  Multiple responses possible for this travel attribute.

(4)  Subject to revision.

(5)  Trip payment method reflects the proportion of total spending made using the payment method.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, "In-Flight Survey," May 2006.



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