Market Profile: Italy
Italian Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Italy
ITALIAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000./1994
Arrivals
527
525
525
580
611
626
612
16%
% Change
-5%
0%
0%
10%
5%
2%
-2%
 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Receipts
$1,219
$1,344
$1,691
$1,647
$1,907
$1,691
n/a
n/a
% Change
1%
10%
26%
-3%
16%
-11%
n/a
 

ITALIAN 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
41.8%
256
44.4%
278
SOUTH ATLANTIC
37.6%
230
32.5%
203
PACIFIC
30.0%
184
31.8%
199
MOUNTAIN
**
**
14.8%
93
NEW ENGLAND
**
**
12.8%
80
New York
40.4%
247
43.0%
269
California
27.2%
166
30.3%
190
Florida
**
**
20.6%
129
Nevada
**
**
13.0%
81
Massachusetts
**
**
11.3%
71

ITALIAN 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
39.8%
244
41.9%
262
Los Angeles
**
**
20.0%
125
San Francisco
**
**
18.2%
114
Miami
**
**
12.6%
79
Las Vegas
**
**
12.3%
77
Boston
**
**
10.7%
67
Washington, DC
**
**
7.8%
48

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2000 1999 % Point Change***
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Business 47% 33% 14
Vacation / Holiday 46% 60% -14
Visit Friends and Relatives 23% 28% -4
Attend Convention 13% 14% -2
Prepaid Package 22% 14% 8
First International Trip 26% 25% 0
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 36% 37% -1
Airline in U.S. 36% 30% 6
Private Automobile 25% 22% 3
Bus between Cities 14% 6% 8
Rail between Cities 10% 7% 3

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2000 1999 % Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
15.3
14.3
7%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
n/a
$117
n/a
Average Number of States Visited
1.8
1.8
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