Market Profile: Italy
Italian 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

590

556

527

525

525

580

611

4%

% Change

23%

-6%

-5%

0%

0%

10%

5%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996r

1997

1998

% Change 1998/1992

Receipts

$1,218

$1,203

$1,219

$1,344

$1,691

$1,647

$1,907

57%

% Change

28%

-1%

1%

10%

26%

-3%

16%

 

ITALIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

New York

38.2%

233

36.9%

214

California

31.7%

194

33.0%

191

Florida

21.9%

134

27.1%

157

Nevada

14.8%

90

11.9%

69

Illinois

9.7%

59

6.3%

37

Massachusetts

8.2%

50

9.6%

56

Arizona

7.3%

45

6.7%

39

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

New York City

37.9%

231

35.2%

204

Los Angeles

20.2%

123

20.1%

117

San Francisco

18.0%

110

16.0%

93

Miami

16.4%

100

19.3%

112

Las Vegas

14.6%

89

11.6%

67

Chicago

9.4%

57

6.2%

36

Boston

7.1%

43

8.9%

52

San Diego

5.6%

34

7.6%

44

Florida Keys

**

**

5.7%

33

Orlando

**

**

9.6%

56

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1998

1997

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

62%

57%

5

Business

36%

40%

-4

Visit Friends and Relatives

26%

21%

5

Attend Convention

12%

14%

-2

Prepaid Package

20%

24%

-4

First International Trip

29%

29%

-0

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

     

Rented Automobile

42%

42%

-0

Airline in U.S.

37%

40%

-3

Private Automobile

26%

20%

6

Bus between Cities

11%

10%

1

Rail between Cities

5%

5%

0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1998

1997

% Change

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

14.4

13.9

4%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$107

$124

-14%

Average Number of States Visited

1.8

1.8

0%

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