2005 Profile of U.S. Resident Travelers Visiting Overseas Destinations - Outbound (Page 3 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
Pre-Booked Lodging (3):      

Responded - Yes

53%
50%
69%
       
Sources for Pre-Booking Lodging (3):      
Travel Agent
16%
16%
16%
Hotel/Motel
10%
10%
12%
Company Travel Dept.
7%
3%
21%
Tour Operator
6%
7%
2%
Friend/Relative
5%
6%
3%
Business Associate
4%
2%
12%
       
Travel Companions (3):      
Traveling Alone
40%
36%
60%
Spouse
29%
33%
16%
Family/Relatives
25%
28%
9%
Friends
12%
13%
4%
Business Associates
5%
2%
16%
Tour Group
3%
3%
1%
       
Travel Party Size (persons):      
Adults Only
92%
91%
97%
Adults and Children
8%
9%
3%
Average Party Size
1.5
1.6
1.3
Median Party Size
1
1
1
       
Main Purpose of Trip:      
Leisure/Recreation/Holidays
40%
49%
8%
Visit Friends/Relatives
32%
39%
7%
Business
21%
8%
77%
Study/Teaching
3%
2%
1%
Convention/Conference
2%
1%
7%
       
Purpose of Trip (3):      
Leisure/Recreation/Holidays
57%
68%
29%
Visit Friends/Relatives
45%
55%
24%
Business
25%
14%
93%
Study/Teaching
5%
4%
4%
Convention/Conference
3%
2%
12%
Religion/Pilgrimages
2%
2%
1%

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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