Regional Profile: Middle East
Middle Eastern 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

357

373

419

403

454

480

552

55%

% Change

n/a

4%

12%

-4%

13%

6%

15%

 

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

 

Middle Eastern VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

New York

38.2%

211

49.4%

237

California

26.2%

145

29.7%

143

Florida

19.0%

105

20.3%

97

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

New York City

36.7%

203

42.3%

203

District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)

18.6%

103

**

**

Los Angeles

17.0%

94

**

**

Orlando

**

**

14.3%

69

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1997

1996

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Visit Friends and Relatives

56%

53%

2

Vacation / Holiday

47%

34%

13

Business

35%

44%

-9

Attend Convention

11%

12%

-1

Prepaid Package

6%

4%

2

First International Trip

19%

20%

-1

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

     

Airline in U.S.

49%

50%

-1

Rented Automobile

35%

44%

-10

Private Automobile

30%

23%

7

Rail between Cities

8%

6%

2

Bus between Cities

4%

6%

-2

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1997

1996

% Change

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

28.3

23.6

20%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$75

$135

-44%

Average Number of States Visited

2.0

2.0

0%

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

Sources:
 

Publication Date:   June 1998