2006 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 * *
All
U.S. Travelers
30,148,000
For
Leisure & VFR
24,752,000
For
Business & Conv.
8,261,000
Pre-Booked Lodging * :      

Responded - Yes

55% 52% 69%
       
Sources for Pre-Booking Lodging * :      
Travel Agent
17% 17% 17%
Hotel/Motel
10% 11% 11%
Company Travel Dept.
7% 3% 22%
Tour Operator
5% 6% 2%
Friend/Relative
5% 5% 3%
Business Associate 4% 1% 12%
       
Travel Companions * :      
Traveling Alone 40% 34% 61%
Spouse 32% 37% 16%
Family/Relatives 24% 28% 8%
Friends 11% 13% 5%
Business Associates 5% 2% 17%
Tour Group 2% 2% 1%
       
Travel Party Size (persons):      
Adults Only
93% 91% 98%
Adults and Children
7% 9% 3%
Average Party Size
1.5 1.6 1.3
Median Party Size 1.0 1.0 1.0
       
Main Purpose of Trip:      
Leisure/Recreation/Holidays
42% 51% 8%
Visit Friends/Relatives
31% 37% 7%
Business
21% 8% 77%
Study/Teaching
2% 2% 1%
Convention/Conference 2% 1% 8%
       
Purpose of Trip * :      
Leisure/Recreation/Holidays
57% 70% 26%
Visit Friends/Relatives
43% 52% 23%
Business
25% 13% 93%
Study/Teaching
4% 4% 4%
Convention/Conference
4% 2% 13%
Religion/Pilgrimages 3% 2% 2%

* 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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