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

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

% Change 1998/1992

Arrivals

487

449

407

424

463

501

461

-5%

% Change

3%

-8%

-9%

4%

9%

8%

-8%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

% Change 1998/1992

Receipts

$1,193

$1,428

$1,431

$1,639

$1,709

$1,839

$1,562

31%

% Change

13%

20%

0%

15%

4%

8%

-15%

 

AUSTRALIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

California

58.5%

270

57.2%

287

New York

21.5%

99

20.9%

105

Nevada

17.2%

79

17.0%

85

Hawaii

16.3%

75

20.6%

103

Florida

12.3%

57

13.2%

66

Texas

7.3%

34

5.4%

27

Colorado

7.1%

33

7.3%

37

Illinois

6.5%

30

6.7%

34

Arizona

6.3%

29

7.0%

35

Washington

5.8%

27

5.4%

27

Massachusetts

4.7%

22

5.4%

27

Louisiana

**

**

5.5%

28

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1996

Volume 1996

Los Angeles

36.9%

170

38.1%

176

San Francisco

23.0%

106

25.1%

116

New York City

20.0%

92

19.7%

91

Las Vegas

15.9%

73

16.2%

75

Oahu/Honolulu

13.9%

64

16.6%

77

Anaheim

11.4%

53

12.1%

56

District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)

7.7%

35

10.1%

47

Orlando

7.0%

32

5.8%

27

Chicago

6.3%

29

7.3%

34

San Diego

6.0%

28

6.2%

29

Seattle

4.9%

23

5.1%

24

Boston

4.3%

20

6.6%

31

New Orleans

**

**

5.0%

23

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1998

1997

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

64%

65%

-2

Visit Friends and Relatives

42%

37%

5

Business

36%

37%

-1

Attend Convention

16%

16%

-0

Prepaid Package

21%

21%

-0

First International Trip

28%

31%

-3

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

     

Airline in U.S.

51%

49%

2

Rented Automobile

37%

34%

3

Private Automobile

32%

34%

-2

Bus between Cities

13%

11%

2

Rail between Cities

10%

10%

-0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1998

1997

% Change

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

21.0

23.0

-9%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$101

$88

15%

Average Number of States Visited

2.1

2.2

-5%

Notes:

*

Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.

n/a

Information not available.

Source:

 

Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

 

Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Publication Date:

October 1999