Market Profile: France
French Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)

Year

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

% Change 1997/1991

Arrivals

770

795

845

823

922

987

978

27%

% Change

n/a

3%

6%

-3%

12%

7%

-1%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996r

1997

% Change 1997/1991

Receipts

$1,389

$1,560

$1,706

$1,639

$2,063

$2,327

$2,485

79%

% Change

n/a

12%

9%

-4%

26%

13%

7%

 

FRENCH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

New York

30.3%

296

26.7%

264

California

29.5%

289

29.8%

294

Florida

16.3%

159

17.2%

170

Nevada

13.4%

131

15.4%

152

Arizona

10.3%

101

11.5%

114

Texas

8.5%

83

**

**

Massachusetts

6.2%

61

**

**

Pennsylvania

**

**

8.1%

80

Louisiana

**

**

8.0%

79

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

New York City

28.2%

276

25.7%

254

San Francisco

18.0%

176

19.7%

194

Los Angeles

16.1%

157

17.5%

173

Las Vegas

12.9%

126

14.7%

145

District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)

10.9%

107

11.5%

114

Miami

10.5%

103

13.1%

129

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1997

1996

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

55%

55%

0

Business

38%

37%

1

Visit Friends and Relatives

31%

30%

1

Attend Convention

9%

12%

-3

Prepaid Package

17%

21%

-4

First International Trip

23%

29%

-6

Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)

     

Rented Automobile

45%

41%

4

Airline in U.S.

26%

32%

-5

Private Automobile

23%

25%

-2

Rail between Cities

11%

11%

0

Bus between Cities

7%

8%

-0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1997

1996

% Change

Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)

16.0

16.3

-2%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$85

$93

-9%

Average Number of States Visited

1.9

2.0

-5%

Notes:
 
      *   Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.
** Not displayed due to low respondent base for this survey year.
n/a Information not available.
r Revised.

Sources:
 

Publication Date:   July 1998