Market Profile: France
French 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

795

845

823

922

987

978

1013

27%

% Change

3%

6%

-3%

12%

7%

-1%

4%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

% Change 1998/1992

Receipts

$1,560

$1,706

$1,639

$2,063

$2,327

$2,489

$2,336

50%

% Change

12%

9%

-4%

26%

13%

7%

-6%

 

FRENCH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

California

34.3%

348

29.5%

289

New York

30.6%

310

30.3%

296

Nevada

16.6%

168

13.4%

131

Arizona

10.4%

105

10.3%

101

Illinois

10.4%

105

**

**

Texas

8.1%

82

8.5%

83

Florida

**

**

16.3%

159

Massachusetts

**

**

6.2%

61

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

New York City

29.5%

299

28.2%

276

San Francisco

20.9%

212

18.0%

176

Los Angeles

17.6%

178

16.1%

157

Las Vegas

16.1%

163

12.9%

126

District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)

11.5%

117

10.9%

107

Chicago

10.2%

103

**

**

Miami

**

**

10.5%

103

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1998

1997

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

52%

55%

-3

Business

43%

38%

5

Visit Friends and Relatives

31%

31%

-1

Attend Convention

12%

9%

3

Prepaid Package

15%

17%

-2

First International Trip

22%

23%

-1

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

     

Rented Automobile

39%

45%

-7

Airline in U.S.

31%

26%

5

Private Automobile

22%

23%

-1

Rail between Cities

9%

11%

-2

Bus between Cities

8%

7%

1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1998

1997

% Change

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

14.5

16.0

-9%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$103

$85

21%

Average Number of States Visited

2.0

1.9

5%

Notes:

*

Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.

**

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

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