Market Profile: Mexico
Mexican 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

Total Arrivals

10,872

9,824

11,321

8,016

8,530

8,431

9,276

-15%

% Change

47%

-10%

15%

-29%

6%

-1%

10%

 

Air Arrivals

1,344

1,382

1,431

889

1,092

1,304

1,421

6%

% Change

9%

3%

4%

-38%

23%

19%

9%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

% Change 1998/1992

Receipts

$5,696

$5,119

$4,866

$2,857

$3,004

$3,438

$3,818

6%

% Change

6%

-10%

-5%

-41%

5%

14%

11%

 

Mexican* VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

California

26.8%

381

23.3%

304

Texas

15.3%

217

**

**

Florida

**

**

17.6%

230

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Los Angeles

15.4%

219

**

**

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1998

1997

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Business

41%

37%

4

Vacation / Holiday

39%

51%

-12

Visit Friends and Relatives

32%

36%

-4

Attend Convention

12%

15%

-3

Prepaid Package

4%

11%

-7

First International Trip

10%

7%

3

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

     

Rented Automobile

34%

38%

-4

Private Automobile

31%

32%

-1

Airline in U.S.

24%

17%

7

Rail between Cities

6%

6%

-0

Bus between Cities

5%

6%

-1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1998

1997

% Change

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

10.3

9.8

5%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$119

$163

-27%

Average Number of States Visited

1.2

1.3

-8%

Notes:

*

Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.

**

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

n/a

Information not available.

Sources:

 

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

 

Bureau of Economic Analysis, Banco de Mexico, Mexican Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR).

Publication Date:

October 1999