Overseas* Visitors to Select U.S. Cities/Hawaiian Islands 1998-1997
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RANKCITY VISITATION**1998 MARKET SHARE1998 VISITATION (000)VOLUME % CHANGE1997 MARKET SHARE1997 VISITATION (000)
1 New York City21.1%5,000-0.2%20.7%5,008
2 Los Angeles15.0%3,555-9.3%16.2%3,920
3 Miami13.8%3,270-1.3%13.7%3,315
4 Orlando12.1%2,8673.1%11.5%2,782
5 San Francisco10.9%2,583-9.5%11.8%2,855
6 Oahu/Honolulu9.4%2,228-9.7%10.2%2,468
7 Las Vegas7.6%1,801-14.4%8.7%2,105
8 Metro DC Area5.9%1,398-2.1%5.9%1,427
9 Chicago5.1%1,20911.0%4.5%1,089
10 Boston4.4%1,043-8.3%4.7%1,137
11 San Diego3.3%782-4.9%3.4%823
12 Tampa/St. Petersburg3.1%73532.0%2.3%556
13 Atlanta2.4%5696.9%2.2%532
14 Anaheim2.2%521-13.8%2.5%605
14 Ft. Lauderdale2.2%52134.7%1.6%387
16 Houston2.1%4988.3%1.9%460
17 San Jose2.0%47415.2%1.7%411
17 Seattle2.0%474-11.0%2.2%532
19 Phoenix1.8%42710.2%1.6%387
20 Dallas/Ft. Worth1.7%403-7.5%1.8%436
20 Maui1.7%403-20.7%2.1%508
22 Florida Keys1.6%37911.9%1.4%339
23 New Orleans1.5%3554.9%1.4%339
23 Philadelphia1.5%355-8.2%1.6%387
25 Denver1.1%261-17.1%1.3%315
25 Detroit1.1%2617.7%1.0%242
25 Ft. Myers1.1%26179.6%0.6%145
25 Newark1.1%26134.7%0.8%194
25 West Palm Beach1.1%26153.9%0.7%169
30 Buffalo1.0%2378.8%0.9%218
30 Monterey1.0%237-11.0%1.1%266
30 Riverside/San Bern.1.0%237-11.0%1.1%266
33 Minn./St. Paul0.8%190-21.6%1.0%242
33 Portland0.8%190-21.6%1.0%242
33 Sarasota0.8%190-2.1%0.8%194
36 Sacramento0.7%166-31.4%1.0%242
36 Santa Barbara0.7%166-2.1%0.7%169
38 Baltimore0.6%142-2.1%0.6%145
38 Hawaii0.6%142-34.7%0.9%218
38 Jacksonville0.6%14295.9%0.3%73
38 Melbourne0.6%14217.5%0.5%121
38 Norfolk0.6%14246.9%0.4%97
38 Oakland0.6%142-2.1%0.6%145
38 Raleigh0.6%142-2.1%0.6%145
45 Austin0.5%11822.4%0.4%97
45 Cincinnati0.5%118-2.1%0.5%121
45 Daytona Beach0.5%118-18.4%0.6%145
45 Fresno0.5%118-30.0%0.7%169
45 Nassau0.5%11822.4%0.4%97
45 Pittsburgh0.5%118-2.1%0.5%121
45 Salt Lake City0.5%118-18.4%0.6%145
45 San Antonio0.5%11822.4%0.4%97
45 Tucson0.5%118-2.1%0.5%121
54 Atlantic City0.4%95-2.1%0.4%97
54 Cleveland0.4%95-21.6%0.5%121
54 Indianapolis0.4%95-21.6%0.5%121
54 Kauai0.4%95-34.7%0.6%145
54 Memphis0.4%95-2.1%0.4%97
54 Nashville0.4%95-34.7%0.6%145
54 Reno0.4%95-2.1%0.4%97
54 San Luis Obispo0.4%9530.6%0.3%73
54 St. Louis0.4%95-21.6%0.5%121
63 Bergen0.3%71-2.1%0.3%73
63 Columbus0.3%71-2.1%0.3%73
65 Charlotte0.2%47-60.8%0.5%121
65 Vallejo0.2%47-2.1%0.2%48
67 Albuquerque******0.2%48
68 Charleston******0.4%97
69 Milwaukee******0.5%121
70 Richmond******0.3%73
71 Rochester******0.2%48
72 Santa Cruz******0.2%48

* Excludes Canada and Mexico

** Some cities not shown due to low sample size for overseas visitors (i.e. less than 100 respondents 1997 or 1998)

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Source: Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration. 5/99