1996 PROFILE OF U.S. RESIDENT TRAVELERS
VISITING OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS - OUTBOUND
REPORTED FROM: SURVEY OF INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVELERS (IFS)

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U.S. RESIDENT TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS: ALL U.S. TRAVELERS FOR LEISURE & VFR FOR BUSINESS
& CONVENTION.
Total Number of Travelers** = 19,786,000 15,077,000 7,519,000
Type of Accommodations*:
Hotel, Motel 71% 66% 83%
Average Number of Nights 8.9 8.8 9.1
Median Number of Nights 6.0 7.0 6.0
Private Home 37% 45% 26%
Average Number of Nights 18.1 17.2 18.2
Median Number of Nights 11.0 11.0 8.0
Other 7% 7% 6%
Mean Number of Nights 19.1 15.4 27.3
Median Number of Nights 7.0 7.0 7.0
Nights Outside the U.S.:
Average 16.8 16.8 16.5
Median 10.0 12.0 8.0
First International Trip:
First Time Visitors 7% 8% 3%
Repeat Visitors 93% 92% 97%
Number of International Trips
in Past 12 Months:
Mean Number of Trips 3.1 2.4 4.8
Median Number of Trips 2.0 1.0 3.0
Number of International Trips
in Past 5 Years:
Mean Number of Trips 12 8.7 19.5
Median Number of Trips 6.0 5.0 12.0

* Multiple Response.

** NOTE: Percentages listed in this profile can be converted into estimated numbers by multiplying the percentage by 19,786,000 (total U.S. Residents visiting overseas destinations), 15,077,000 (Leisure & Visit Friends/Relatives), and 7,519,000 (Business & Convention).

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