Market Profile: Mexico
Mexican Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)

Year

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

% Change 1999/1993

Total Arrivals

9,824

11,321

8,016

8,530

8,431

9,276

9,915

1%

% Change

-10%

15%

-29%

6%

-1%

10%

7%

 

Air Arrivals

1,382

1,431

889

1,092

1,304

1,421

1,489

8%

% Change

3%

4%

-38%

23%

19%

9%

5%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

% Change 1999/1993

Receipts

$5,119

$4,866

$2,857

$3,004

$3,438

$3,818

$4,112

8%

% Change

-10%

-5%

-41%

5%

14%

11%

-20%

 

Mexican* VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)

VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES

 

Market Share 1999

Volume 1999

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

PACIFIC

24.1%

359

28.0%

398

MOUNTAIN

13.6%

203

14.1%

200

California

22.0%

328

26.8%

381

Texas

**

**

15.3%

217

VISITATION TO THE CITIES

 

Market Share 1999

Volume 1999

Market Share 1998

Volume 1998

Los Angeles

**

**

15.4%

219

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)

 

1999

1998

% Point Change***

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

     

Vacation / Holiday

48%

39%

9

Business

45%

41%

5

Visit Friends and Relatives

31%

32%

-1

Attend Convention

13%

12%

1

Prepaid Package

7%

4%

3

First International Trip

10%

10%

0

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

     

Rented Automobile

31%

34%

-4

Private Automobile

26%

31%

-6

Airline in U.S.

20%

24%

-4

Rail between Cities

7%

6%

1

Bus between Cities

5%

5%

1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

1999

1998

% Change

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

11.5

10.3

12%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$112

$119

-6%

Average Number of States Visited

1.3

1.2

8%

Notes:

 

Only the census regions, states, and cities are displayed that have a statistically reliable respondent base for the survey years(s).

*

Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.

**

Not displayed due to low respondent base for this survey year.

***

Variance due to rounding.

n/a

Information not available.

Sources:

 

U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Tourism Industries

 

Bureau of Economic Analysis, Banco de Mexico, Mexican Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR).

Publication Date:

May 2000