Market Profile: South Korea
South Korea 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
Arrivals
408
498
592
750
747
364
499
22%
% Change
20%
22%
19%
27%
0%
-51%
37%
TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
% Change 1999/1993
Receipts
$840
$1,433
$1,798
$2,345
$2,056
$991
$1,251
49%
% Change
20%
71%
25%
30%
-12%
-52%
26%
SOUTH KOREAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES
 
Market Share 1999
Volume 1999
Market Share 1998
Volume 1998
PACIFIC
65.70%
328
55.70%
203
U.S. Mainland
92.00%
459
95.90%
349
California
61.50%
307
52.00%
189
VISITATION TO THE CITIES
 
Market Share 1999
Volume 1999
Market Share 1998
Volume 1998
San Francisco
24.60%
123
23.30%
85
SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
 
1999
1998
% Point Change***
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday
44%
46%
-2
Visit Friends and Relatives
44%
51%
-8
Business
38%
33%
4
Attend Convention
12%
10%
2
Prepaid Package
13%
11%
2
First International Trip
n/a
34%
n/a
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Private Automobile
42%
44%
-2
Airline in U.S.
37%
37%
0
Rented Automobile
27%
34%
-7
Rail between Cities
7%
5%
2
Bus between Cities
5%
10%
-6
SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
 
1999
1998
% Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
20.2
25.4
-20%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
n/a
$62
n/a
Average Number of States Visited
1.8
1.6
13%
Notes:  
  Only the census regions, states, and cities are displayed that have a statistically reliable respondent base for the survey year(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.
   
Source:  
  U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Tourism Industries; Bureau of Economic Analysis.
   
Publication Date: Oct-00