Overseas Visitors to Select U.S. Cities - 1996-1995

RANK CITY VISITATION** 1996 MARKET SHARE 1996 VISITATION (000) 1995 MARKET SHARE 1995 VISITATION (000) VOLUME % CHANGE
1 New York City 20.0% 4,532 20.6% 4,252 7%
2 Los Angeles 15.9% 3,603 16.1% 3,323 8%
3 Miami 13.8% 3,127 14.3% 2,951 6%
4 San Francisco 12.9% 2,923 12.3% 2,539 15%
5 Orlando 11.4% 2,583 12.7% 2,621 -1%
6 Oahu/Honolulu 10.6% 2,402 11.5% 2,373 1%
7 Las Vegas 8.7% 1,971 8.5% 1,754 12%
8 Washington D.C. 6.1% 1,382 7.7% 1,589 -13%
9 Chicago 4.9% 1,110 5.1% 1,053 5%
10 Boston 4.7% 1,065 4.7% 970 10%
11 San Diego 3.1% 702 3.5% 722 -3%
12 Tampa/St. Petersburg 2.6% 589 2.5% 516 14%
13 Anaheim 2.6% 589 2.4% 495 19%
14 Atlanta 2.5% 566 2.4% 495 14%
15 Seattle 2.4% 544 2.6% 537 1%
16 Philadelphia 1.9% 431 1.6% 330 30%
17 Phoenix 1.8% 408 1.7% 351 16%
17 Houston 1.8% 408 2.1% 433 -6%
17 San Jose 1.8% 408 1.4% 289 41%
20 Dallas/Ft. Worth 1.7% 385 1.5% 310 24%
21 New Orleans 1.6% 363 1.8% 372 -2%
21 Denver 1.6% 363 1.2% 248 46%
23 Ft. Lauderdale 1.4% 317 2.0% 413 -23%
23 Florida Keys 1.4% 317 2.0% 413 -23%
25 Detroit 1.1% 249 1.3% 268 -7%
26 Minn./St. Paul 1.0% 227 0.8% 165 37%
26 Monterey 1.0% 227 1.1% 227 0%
26 Riverside/San Bern. 1.0% 227 0.9% 186 22%
26 Sarasota 1.0% 227 0.7% 144 57%
26 Ft. Myers 1.0% 227 1.0% 206 10%
31 Sacramento 0.9% 204 0.8% 165 24%
32 West Palm Beach 0.8% 181 1.0% 206 -12%
32 Newark 0.8% 181 0.7% 144 25%
32 Salt Lake City 0.8% 181 0.7% 144 25%
32 Buffalo 0.8% 181 1.1% 227 -20%
36 Santa Barbara 0.7% 159 0.8% 165 -4%
36 Portland 0.7% 159 0.9% 186 -15%
36 Pittsburgh 0.7% 159 0.6% 124 28%
36 Baltimore 0.7% 159 0.7% 144 10%
40 Oakland 0.6% 136 0.5% 103 32%
40 Melbourne 0.6% 136 0.6% 124 10%
40 Fresno 0.6% 136 0.6% 124 10%
40 Daytona Beach 0.6% 136 0.6% 124 10%
44 Niagara Falls 0.5% 113 0.7% 144 -22%
44 Tucson 0.5% 113 0.4% 83 37%
44 Charlotte 0.5% 113 0.5% 103 10%
44 Raleigh 0.5% 113 N/A N/A N/A
44 Cleveland 0.5% 113 0.4% 83 37%
44 San Antonio 0.5% 113 0.5% 103 10%
44 St. Louis 0.5% 113 0.5% 103 10%
44 Nassau 0.5% 113 N/A N/A N/A
52 Jacksonville 0.4% 91 0.4% 83 10%
52 San Luis Obispo 0.4% 91 0.4% 83 10%
52 Columbus 0.4% 91 0.3% 62 46%
52 Austin 0.4% 91 0.4% 83 10%
52 Reno 0.4% 91 N/A N/A N/A
52 Memphis 0.4% 91 0.5% 103 -12%
52 Nashville 0.4% 91 0.5% 103 -12%
52 Cincinnati 0.4% 91 0.6% 124 -27%
60 Atlantic City 0.3% 68 0.5% 103 -34%
60 Milwaukee 0.3% 68 N/A N/A N/A
60 Charleston 0.3% 68 0.5% 103 -34%
60 Indianapolis 0.3% 68 0.3% 62 10%
60 Norfolk 0.3% 68 N/A N/A N/A
60 Albuquerque 0.3% 68 0.3% 62 10%
60 Santa Fe 0.3% 68 0.2% 41 65%
67 Bergen 0.2% 45 N/A N/A N/A
67 Santa Cruz 0.2% 45 0.3% 62 -27%
67 Rochester 0.2% 45 0.3% 62 -27%

N/A = Not Available

* Excludes Canada and Mexico
** Some cities not shown due to low sampling size of overseas visitors.
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Source: Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration. 2/98