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

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

%Chg. 98/92

Arrivals

18,598

17,293

14,974

14,663

15,301

15,127

13,422

-28%

% Change

-3%

-7%

-13%

-2%

4%

-1%

-11%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996r

1997

1998

%Chg. 98/92

Receipts

$8,182

$7,458

$6,252

$6,207

$6,842

$6,836

$6,206

-24%

% Change

n/a

-4%

-9%

-16%

-1%

10%

0%

 

CANADIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Volume 1998

Volume 1997

New York

2,209

2,399

Florida

1,720

2,098

Washington

1,541

1,900

Michigan

1,205

1,326

California

973

1,000

Nevada

694

706

Maine

595

888

Pennsylvania

561

672

Vermont

552

786

Ohio

480

535

Massachusetts

433

511

Montana

426

565

Minnesota

422

551

Virginia

411

413

Georgia

370

392

South Carolina

343

390

North Carolina

338

338

Illinois

336

345

Texas

335

279

Tennessee

334

290

Arizona

323

324

Oregon

319

392

Kentucky

316

335

North Dakota

300

457

New Hampshire

256

313

Hawaii

247

304

New Jersey

213

232

Idaho

183

235

Indiana

175

211

Wisconsin

173

200

West Virginia

155

211

Maryland

137

175

Utah

129

135

District of Columbia

124

116

Connecticut

122

125

Missouri

113

124

Iowa

106

100

Colorado

99

127

South Dakota

74

108

Louisiana

63

92

Alaska

62

57

New Mexico

60

64

Wyoming

59

90

Kansas

49

60

Nebraska

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SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1997

1996

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

62%

62%

0

Business

13%

13%

0

Visit Friends and Relatives

17%

16%

1

Other

9%

9%

0

Top Provinces of Origin:

     

Ontario

49%

48%

1

Quebec

16%

17%

-1

British Columbia

16%

15%

1

Alberta

8%

8%

0

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

     

Private Automobile

66%

67%

-1

Airline in U.S.

25%

24%

1

Bus between Cities

5%

5%

0

Other

4%

4%

0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1997

1996

% Change

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

7.1

7.1

0%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$54

$53

2%

Notes:

*

Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.

**

Not displayed due to low respondent base for this survey year.

n/a

Information not available.

r

Revised.

Source:

 

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

 

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

 

Statistics Canada.

Publication Date:

July 1998