Market Profile: United Kindgom
British* 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

2,824

2,999

2,772

2,888

3,246

3,721

3,975

41%

% Change

13%

6%

-8%

4%

12%

15%

7%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS** (in millions)

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

% Change 1998/1992

Receipts

$5,594

$6,370

$6,119

$6,662

$6,450

$7,097

$7,582

36%

% Change

34%

14%

-4%

9%

-3%

10%

7%

 

BRITISH* VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)

VISITATION TO THE STATES (in thousands)

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Florida

36.0%

1,431

36.2%

1,347

New York

21.8%

867

20.8%

774

California

21.2%

843

21.9%

815

Massachusetts

6.8%

270

8.1%

301

Nevada

6.8%

270

7.2%

268

Illinois

3.6%

143

4.1%

153

Arizona

3.4%

135

5.0%

186

Pennsylvania

3.3%

131

**

**

Hawaii

2.3%

91

**

**

Texas

***

***

4.6%

171

Colorado

***

***

3.8%

141

North Carolina

***

***

3.6%

134

Georgia

***

***

3.4%

127

VISITATION TO THE CITIES (in thousands)

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

Orlando

28.6%

1,137

25.5%

949

New York City

20.4%

811

19.5%

726

Los Angeles

11.7%

465

11.2%

417

San Francisco

10.3%

409

9.1%

339

Tampa/St. Petersburg

10.0%

398

5.5%

205

Las Vegas

6.4%

254

6.8%

253

Boston

6.3%

250

7.4%

275

District of Columbia (Greater Metro)

5.4%

215

5.8%

216

Chicago

3.5%

139

4.0%

149

San Diego

3.2%

127

3.1%

115

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1998

1997

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

71%

68%

3

Visit Friends and Relatives

34%

39%

-5

Business

25%

29%

-5

Attend Convention

5%

6%

-1

Prepaid Package

24%

15%

8

First International Trip

20%

22%

-2

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

     

Rented Automobile

43%

38%

5

Private Automobile

27%

33%

-6

Airline in U.S.

22%

26%

-5

Bus between Cities

8%

7%

1

Rail between Cities

7%

6%

1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1998

1997

% Change

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

15.7

16.0

-2%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$85

$78

9%

Average Number of States Visited

1.5

1.7

-12%

Notes:

*

Denotes residents of England, Scotland, Wales and northern Ireland.

**

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