Market Profile: Switzerland
Swiss 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

322

342

349

397

417

410

411

28%

% Change

6%

6%

2%

14%

5%

-2%

0%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

% Change 1998/1992

Receipts

$1,190

$1,265

$1,202

$1,252

$1,363

$1,124

$1,146

-4%

% Change

n/a

6%

-5%

4%

9%

-18%

2%

 

SWISS VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO THE STATES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

California

30.1%

124

34.3%

141

New York

29.8%

122

27.0%

111

Florida

29.8%

122

22.1%

91

Nevada

**

**

15.3%

63

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Market Share 1997

Volume 1997

New York City

28.6%

118

26.4%

108

Los Angeles

15.2%

62

20.9%

86

Orlando

**

**

12.1%

50

Miami

**

**

11.2%

46

San Francisco

**

**

15.8%

65

Las Vegas

**

**

14.9%

61

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1998

1997

% Point Change

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

62%

61%

1

Visit Friends and Relatives

41%

33%

8

Business

37%

38%

-1

Attend Convention

8%

10%

-2

Prepaid Package

9%

12%

-3

First International Trip

11%

13%

-2

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

     

Rented Automobile

43%

47%

-4

Airline in U.S.

29%

34%

-5

Private Automobile

26%

23%

3

Rail between Cities

17%

16%

1

Bus between Cities

4%

5%

-1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1998

1997

% Change

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

16.4

19.2

-15%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$133

$104

28%

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.

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