OVERSEAS* VISITORS TO SELECT U.S. CITIES/HAWAIIAN ISLANDS 1996-1995
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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