Market Profile: France
French Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: France
FRENCH ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Arrivals
823
922
987
978
1,013
1,059
1,087
32%
% Change
-3%
12%
7%
-1%
4%
5%
3%
 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Receipts
$1,639
$2,063
$2,327
$2,496
$2,348
$2,330
n/a
n/a
% Change
-4%
26%
13%
7%
-6%
-1%
n/a
 

FRENCH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES
Regions & States Market Share 2000 Volume 2000 Market Share 1999 Volume 1999
MIDDLE ATLANTIC
36.5%
397
34.5%
375
PACIFIC
31.4%
341
34.6%
376
SOUTH ATLANTIC
26.4%
287
26.4%
287
MOUNTAIN
**
**
19.2%
209
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL
**
**
10.7%
116
New York
31.6%
343
30.8%
335
California
30.4%
330
33.6%
365
Nevada
**
**
15.1%
164
Florida
**
**
12.6%
137
Arizona
**
**
7.3%
79

FRENCH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES
Cities Market Share 2000 Volume 2000 Market Share 1999 Volume 1999
New York City
31.4%
341
29.4%
311
San Francisco
18.0%
196
19.6%
208
Los Angeles
**
**
18.0%
191
Las Vegas
**
**
14.6%
155
Washington, DC
**
**
8.9%
94

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
  2000 1999 % Point Change***
Vacation / Holiday
54%
53%
1
Business
38%
37%
1
Visit Friends and Relatives
35%
34%
2
Attend Convention
6%
7%
-2
Prepaid Package
15%
15%
0
First International Trip
21%
22%
-1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile
35%
39%
-3
Airline in U.S.
23%
26%
-3
Private Automobile
23%
21%
2
Bus between Cities
12%
11%
2
Rail between Cities
14%
10%
4

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2000 1999 % Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
14.3
15.0
-5%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
$100
$96
4%
Average Number of States Visited
1.7
1.7
0%

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: June 2001