Regional Profile: Middle East
Middle Eastern 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

373

419

403

454

480

552

587

57%

% Change

4%

12%

-4%

13%

6%

15%

6%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

% Change 1998/1992

Receipts

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

% Change

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

MIDDLE EASTERN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

New York

44.1%

259

38.2%

211

California

31.6%

186

26.2%

145

Florida

**

**

19.0%

105

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

New York City

40.6%

238

36.7%

203

District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)

**

**

18.6%

103

Los Angeles

**

**

17.0%

94

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1998

1997

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

45%

47%

-2

Visit Friends and Relatives

44%

56%

-12

Business

40%

35%

5

Attend Convention

8%

11%

-3

Prepaid Package

5%

6%

-1

First International Trip

15%

19%

-4

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

     

Rented Automobile

36%

35%

1

Airline in U.S.

31%

49%

-18

Private Automobile

17%

30%

-13

Bus between Cities

9%

4%

5

Rail between Cities

6%

8%

-2

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1998

1997

% Change

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

23.1

28.3

-18%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$121

$75

61%

Average Number of States Visited

1.9

2.0

-5%

Notes:
 
      *   Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.
** Not displayed due to low respondent base for this survey year.
n/a Information not available.
Sources:
 
Publication Date:   May 1999