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

Year

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997r

% Change 1997/1991

Total Arrivals

7,406

10,872

9,824

11,321

8,016

8,530

8,443

14%

% Change

n/a

47%

-10%

15%

-29%

6%

-1%

 

Air Arrivals

1,231

1,344

1,382

1,431

889

1,092

1,304

6%

% Change

 

9%

3%

4%

-38%

23%

19%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996r

1997

% Change 1997/1991

Receipts

$5,367

$5,696

$5,119

$4,866

$2,857

$3,004

$3,430

-36%

% Change

n/a

6%

-10%

-5%

-41%

5%

14%

 

MEXICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

California

23.3%

304

25.3%

276

Florida

17.6%

230

19.7%

215

New York

16.8%

219

**

**

Texas

14.9%

194

16.6%

181

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

New York City

16.2%

211

**

**

Los Angeles

15.2%

198

17.0%

186

Miami

12.8%

167

15.2%

166

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1997

1996

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

51%

43%

9

Business

37%

39%

-2

Visit Friends and Relatives

36%

35%

1

Attend Convention

15%

18%

-3

Prepaid Package

11%

8%

3

First International Trip

7%

7%

0

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

     

Rented Automobile

38%

40%

-2

Private Automobile

32%

24%

8

Airline in U.S.

17%

22%

-5

Bus between Cities

6%

7%

-1

Rail between Cities

6%

6%

-0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1997

1996

% Change

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

9.8

8.0

23%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$163

$211

-23%

Average Number of States Visited

1.3

1.2

8%

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:   October 1998