Market Profile: Sweden
Swedish 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

262

224

204

219

269

292

301

15%

% Change

1%

-15%

-9%

7%

23%

9%

3%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

% Change 1998/1992

Receipts

$579

$497

$480

$506

$635

$665

$675

17%

% Change

n/a

-14%

-3%

5%

25%

5%

2%

 

SWEDISH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

New York

29.8%

90

29.3%

86

California

25.8%

78

26.9%

79

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

New York City

29.1%

88

26.7%

78

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1998

1997

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

51%

47%

4

Visit Friends and Relatives

44%

42%

2

Business

40%

47%

-7

Attend Convention

11%

11%

0

Prepaid Package

7%

12%

-5

First International Trip

21%

18%

3

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

     

Rented Automobile

39%

36%

3

Airline in U.S.

27%

33%

-6

Private Automobile

25%

31%

-6

Bus between Cities

5%

12%

-7

Rail between Cities

5%

7%

-2

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1998

1997

% Change

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

18.8

22.8

-18%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$65

$75

-13%

Average Number of States Visited

1.8

1.7

6%

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