2006 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 * *
All
U.S. Travelers
30,148,000
For
Leisure & VFR
24,752,000
For
Business & Conv.
8,261,000
Advance Trip Decision:      
Average Number of Days
89.6 99.3 53.2
Median Number of Days 60.0 60.0 30.0
       
Advance Airline Reservation:      
Average Number of Days
58.0 65.3 31.6
Median Number of Days 30.0 45.0 20.0
       
Means of Booking Air Trip:      
Travel Agent 39% 39% 41%
Personal Computer
29% 32% 18%
Airline Directly
16% 17% 14%
Company Travel Department
8% 3% 24%
Tour Operator 4% 4% 1%
       
Information Sources *:      
Travel Agency 37% 36% 39%
Personal Computer
38% 41% 29%
Airline
24% 25% 23%
Friends, Relatives
13% 15% 6%
Company Travel Dept.
7% 3% 24%
Tour Company
5% 6% 2%
Travel Guides/Timetables
5% 6% 3%
Newspapers/Magazines 1% 2% 1%
State/City Travel Office 1% 1% 1%
       
Use of Prepaid Package:      
Yes 15% 17% 4%
No 86% 83% 96%

* Multiple Response.

** NOTE: Percentages listed in this profile can be converted into estimated numbers by multiplying the percentage by 30,148,000 (total U.S. Residents visiting overseas destinations), 24,752,000 (82.1% Leisure/Visit Friends/Relatives) and 8,261,000 (27.4% Business/Convention).



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