Market Profile: The United Kingdom
British* 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

2,495

2,824

2,999

2,772

2,888

3,246

3,721

49%

% Change

n/a

13%

6%

-8%

4%

12%

15%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS** (in millions)

Year

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996r

1997

% Change 1997/1991

Receipts

$4,160

$5,594

$6,370

$6,119

$6,662

$6,450

$7,090

70%

% Change

n/a

34%

14%

-4%

9%

-3%

10%

 

BRITISH* VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)

VISITATION TO THE STATES (in thousands)

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

Florida

36.2%

1,347

37.4%

1,214

California

21.9%

815

21.2%

688

New York

20.8%

774

19.0%

617

Massachusetts

8.1%

301

7.5%

243

Nevada

7.2%

268

7.7%

250

Arizona

5.0%

186

5.4%

175

Texas

4.6%

171

5.2%

169

Illinois

4.1%

153

5.2%

169

Colorado

3.8%

141

***

***

New Jersey

3.6%

134

***

***

North Carolina

3.6%

134

***

***

Georgia

3.4%

127

4.1%

133

VISITATION TO THE CITIES (in thousands)

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

Orlando

25.5%

949

27.7%

899

New York City

19.5%

726

17.3%

562

Los Angeles

11.2%

417

11.2%

364

San Francisco

9.1%

339

10.3%

334

Boston

7.4%

275

6.7%

217

Las Vegas

6.8%

253

7.1%

230

Miami

5.9%

220

4.3%

140

District of Columbia (Greater Metro)

5.8%

216

4.2%

136

Tampa/St. Petersburg

5.5%

205

6.2%

201

Chicago

4.0%

149

5.2%

169

San Diego

3.1%

115

***

***

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1997

1996

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

68%

67%

1

Visit Friends and Relatives

39%

37%

2

Business

29%

30%

-1

Attend Convention

6%

8%

-2

Prepaid Package

15%

22%

-7

First International Trip

22%

20%

2

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

     

Rented Automobile

38%

43%

-5

Private Automobile

33%

27%

6

Airline in U.S.

26%

25%

1

Bus between Cities

7%

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)

16.0

14.4

11%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$78

$78

0%

Average Number of States Visited

1.7

1.6

6%

Notes:
 
      *   Denotes residents of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
      ** 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