Market Profile: Japan
Japanese 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

3,653

3,543

3,805

4,598

5,183

5,368

4,885

34%

% Change

10%

-3%

7%

21%

13%

4%

-9%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

% Change 1998/1992

Receipts

$9,219

$9,631

$9,868

$11,760

$11,790

$11,068

$9,424

2%

% Change

8%

4%

2%

19%

0%

-6%

-15%

 

JAPANESE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Hawaiian Islands

42.3%

2,066

41.5%

2,228

U.S. Mainland

40.4%

1,974

40.5%

2,174

California

23.0%

1,124

23.4%

1,256

Guam

19.5%

953

19.9%

1,068

New York

8.2%

401

8.2%

440

Nevada

7.2%

352

7.7%

413

Florida

3.4%

166

3.6%

193

Illinois

2.4%

117

2.7%

145

Washington

2.4%

117

2.2%

118

Texas

2.0%

98

1.9%

102

Arizona

1.5%

73

1.8%

97

Massachusetts

1.4%

68

1.6%

86

Georgia

1.2%

59

1.1%

59

Ohio

1.0%

49

0.9%

48

Michigan

0.9%

44

1.3%

70

Pennsylvania

0.9%

44

0.7%

38

New Jersey

0.9%

44

0.9%

48

Oregon

0.8%

39

0.9%

48

North Carolina

**

**

0.7%

38

Tennessee

**

**

0.6%

32

Colorado

**

**

0.5%

27

Virginia

**

**

0.4%

21

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Oahu/Honolulu

35.1%

1,715

34.6%

1,857

Los Angeles

15.3%

747

15.8%

848

New York City

7.9%

386

7.8%

419

Las Vegas

7.0%

342

7.5%

403

San Francisco

6.5%

318

6.9%

370

Maui

5.2%

254

5.9%

317

Anaheim

3.9%

191

3.8%

204

San Diego

2.3%

112

1.6%

86

Seattle

2.3%

112

2.1%

113

Chicago

2.2%

107

2.6%

140

Orlando

2.2%

107

2.1%

113

District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)

1.8%

88

1.6%

86

San Jose

1.6%

78

2.2%

118

Hawaii (Big Island)

1.4%

68

2.4%

129

Boston

1.3%

64

1.5%

81

Atlanta

1.2%

59

1.0%

54

Miami

1.0%

49

1.1%

59

Kauai

1.0%

49

1.6%

86

Dallas/Ft. Worth

0.9%

44

0.7%

38

Phoenix

0.8%

39

**

**

Detroit

**

**

1.2%

64

Portland, Oregon

**

**

0.8%

43

Houston

**

**

0.6%

32

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1998

1997

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

81%

80%

1

Business

16%

18%

-2

Visit Friends and Relatives

16%

14%

2

Attend Convention

7%

7%

-1

Prepaid Package

47%

47%

-0

First International Trip

30%

33%

-3

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

     

Airline in U.S.

28%

32%

-4

Private Automobile

23%

24%

-1

Rented Automobile

23%

22%

1

Bus between Cities

19%

16%

3

Rail between Cities

4%

4%

0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1998

1997

% Change

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

8.0

8.0

0%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$158

$192

-18%

Average Number of States Visited

1.3

1.3

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