1999 Profile of U.S. Resident Travelers Visiting Overseas Destinations Reported From: Survey of International Air Travelers(IFS)
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Posted October 2000
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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
Type of Accommodations*:
Hotel, Motel69%63%82%
Average Number of Nights8.88.98.5
Median Number of Nights7.07.06.0
Private Home40%47%26%
Average Number of Nights 16.315.316.5
Median Number of Nights10.010.08.0
Other6%6%6%
Mean Number of Nights14.512.613.5
Median Number of Nights7.07.07.0
Nights Outside the U.S.:
Average Number of Nights15.115.513.6
Median Number of Nights10.010.08.0
First International Trip:
First Time Visitors6%7%3%
Repeat Visitors94%93%97%
Number of International Trips in Past 12 Months:
Mean Number of Trips3.12.44.9
Median Number of Trips2.02.03.0
Number of International Trips in Past 5 Years:
Mean Number of Trips11.78.819.5
Median Number of Trips6.05.012.0
Number of Countries Visited*:
One Country77%78%71%
Two Countries15%14%19%
Three or More Countries8%8%10%
Average (Countries)1.41.41.4
Median (Countries)1.01.01.0
Number of Destinations Visited*:
One Destination56%54%53%
Two Destinations22%22%26%
Three or More Destinations22%24%21%
Average (No. of Destinations)1.92.01.9
Median (No. of Destinations)1.01.01.0

* 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).