1999 Profile of U.S. Resident Travelers Visiting Overseas Destinations Reported From: Survey of International Air Travelers(IFS)
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U.S. RESIDENT TRAVELER
CHARACTERISTICS:
Total Number of Travelers**
All
U.S. Travelers
24,579,000
For
Leisure & VFR
19,491,000
For
Business & Conv.
8,406,000
Pre-Booked Lodging*:
Responded - Yes59%54%75%
Sources for Booking Lodging*:
Travel Agent26%25%25%
Company Travel Dept.9%4%23%
Hotel/Motel9%10%9%
Business Associate6%2%16%
Tour Operator5%6%2%
Friend/Relative5%6%2%
Travel Companions*:
Traveling Alone41%35%58%
Spouse29%35%15%
Family/Relatives21%26%8%
Friends11%14%4%
Business Associates7%2%19%
Tour Group3%3%1%
Travel Party Size: (persons)
Adults Only94%92%98%
Adults and Children6%8%2%
Average Party Size1.51.61.3
Median Party Size1.01.01.0
Main Purpose of Trip:
Leisure/Recreation/Holidays39%49%7%
Visit Friends/Relatives28%36%6%
Business27%11%80%
Study/Teaching 2%1%***
Convention/Conference2%2%7%
Purpose of Trip*:
Leisure/Recreation/Holidays56%71%29%
Visit Friends/Relatives42%52%22%
Business32%17%94%
Convention/Conference4%3%13%
Study/Teaching4%4%3%
Religion/Pilgrimages2%2%1%

* Multiple Response.

** NOTE: Percentages listed in this profile can be converted into estimated numbers by multiplying the percentage by 24,579,000 (total U.S. Residents visiting overseas destinations), 19,491,000 (Leisure % Visit Friends/Relatives) and 8,406,000 (Business & Convention).

*** Less than 0.5%