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
International Destinations Visited*:
Europe 44% 45% 45%
Western Europe 42% 43% 43%
United Kingdom 15% 15% 16%
France 9% 10% 9%
Germany 8% 8% 10%
Italy 7% 8% 6%
Netherlands 4% 4% 5%
Switzerland 4% 4% 4%
Spain 3% 3% 3%
Austria 2% 3% 2%
Greece 2% 3% 1%
Belgium 2% 2% 2%
Ireland 2% 2% 1%
Eastern Europe 4% 4% 5%
Caribbean 20% 23% 9%
Bahamas 8% 9% 2%
Jamaica 5% 6% 2%
Trinidad/Tobago 2% 2% 1%
South America 9% 7% 11%
Brazil 2% 1% 3%
Peru 2% 2% 1%
Venezuela 2% 1% 2%
Central America 4% 4% 4%
Africa 2% 2% 3%
Middle East 6% 6% 5%
Asia 18% 15% 27%
Japan 4% 3% 8%
Hong Kong 4% 3% 6%
Republic of Korea (South) 3% 2% 5%
Republic of China (Taiwan) 3% 2% 4%
Philippines 2% 2% 2%
People's Republic of China 2% 2% 4%
Singapore 2% 1% 4%
India 2% 2% 2%
Thailand 2% 1% 3%
Oceania 3% 3% 4%
Australia 3% 3% 3%

* 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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