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Date: Thur, 12 July 2001 1:14:56 - (EST)
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Subject: Top Destinations Visited by Overseas Travelers in 2000

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U.S. International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

07/12/2001

Top Destinations Visited by Overseas Travelers in 2000

Contact: Tourism Industries office
E-mail: otti@trade.gov
Web: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov
Phone: (202) 482-0140, Fax: (202) 482-2887

Top Destinations Visited by Overseas Travelers in 2000

Tourism Industries has just released the 2000 destinations visited estimates by international travelers to the top states and cities. To see the only source of comparable, comprehensive overseas, world region and country specific visitation estimates for travel to the states and cities in 2000, please visit Tourism Industries (TI) web site at:  https://travel.trade.gov/

This information is your starting point to understanding what happened to the market in 2000. Visitation estimates for overseas travelers are provided for 36 states and 56 cities.   While the United States set a new record for arrivals to the country growing by five percent over 1999, the destinations visited by overseas travelers varied considerably. The top states and cities visited by overseas travelers and specific markets can be seen at TI's web site. Overseas includes all countries except Canada and Mexico.

The top states /territories visited  by overseas travelers in 2000 were: California, Florida, New York, Hawaii, Nevada, Massachusetts, Illinois, Guam, Texas and New Jersey.  To see the market share, volume estimate and percentage change in the market for 1999 and 2000, please visit TI's web site at:  http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/cat/f-current-45-540.html

The top cities visited by overseas travelers in 2000 were: New York City, Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Washington DC, Chicago, and Boston.    To see the market share, volume estimate and percentage change in the market for 1999 and 2000, please visit TI's web site at:  http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/cat/f-current-45-561.html

To understand why certain states and/or cities had increases or declines, you need to look at the composition of the markets that generated visitors to each destination. If states and cities relied upon markets that were in decline to the United States, it had an impact on travel on their visitation estimates. Furthermore, changes in the business versus leisure mix or the package versus independent traveler volume from a specific market to the particular destination also influences whether or not a state or city experienced increase or decline decreased visitation. To see the visitation estimates for the top nine world regions and 16 countries visit TI's web site at:  http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/index.html

When you reach the site, choose a region or country and click on it (and print). Then scroll down until you find the regional profiles or market profiles. Click on the profile you wish to view and you will see the 1999 and 2000 visitation estimates for the top states and cities as estimates are available. In addition, selected traveler characteristics data are also provided. By viewing shifts in the characteristics of the travelers, you will obtain further insights into what has happened to each market.

An analysis of the top states and cities visited can also be seen at: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/analysis/topdest00.html

The analysis provides some additional insights into the general shifts seen between 1999 and 2000.  For more customized insights into the international visitor, the In-Flight Survey of International Air Travelers database has information for specific states and cities and by market. There are 35 different traveler characteristics of the overseas visitor. By sub-setting the data for your destination, you will obtain a detailed profile of your visitor. The more you know about the traveler who spent some time in your state or city, the better job you can do to provide the visitor with the experience they want. The more you can provide the visitor with an experience they want, the chances for a satisfactory experience increase, and satisfied visitors causes repeat visitors. To see the profile of the average overseas visitor to the country, go to:  http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/view/f-2000-07-001/index.html

Further data is available from Tourism Industries by purchasing custom reports or the annual 2000 In-Flight Survey report. To obtain the annual 2000 In-Flight Survey report, go to:  http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/cat/b-2000-01-001.html

To obtain a custom report from Tourism Industries In-Flight Survey database, go to: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/research/programs/ifs/customized.html

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Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2073
Washington, D.C. 20230
(202) 482-0140, fax: (202) 482-2887
e-mail: otti@trade.gov

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