Regional Profile: Central America
Central American 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

444

481

545

513

509

524

564

27%

% Change

n/a

8%

13%

-6%

-1%

3%

8%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

% Change 1997/1991

Receipts

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

% Change

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

CENTRAL AMERICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

Florida

62.9%

355

59.9%

314

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

Miami

54.2%

306

48.9%

256

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1997

1996

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

46%

41%

5

Business

39%

39%

0

Visit Friends and Relatives

38%

46%

-8

Attend Convention

11%

12%

-1

Prepaid Package

9%

9%

-0

First International Trip

5%

6%

-1

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

     

Rented Automobile

35%

43%

-9

Private Automobile

33%

34%

-1

Airline in U.S.

25%

27%

-3

Rail between Cities

12%

6%

5

Bus between Cities

6%

6%

-1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1997

1996

% Change

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

14.1

11.5

23%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$95

n/a

n/a

Average Number of States Visited

1.3

1.3

0%

Notes:
 
      *   Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.
n/a Information not available.

Sources:
 

Publication Date:   June 1998