Market Profile: United Kingdom
British Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: The United Kingdom
BRITISH* ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Arrivals
2,772
2,888
3,246
3,721
3,975
4,252
4,703
70%
% Change
-8%
4%
12%
15%
7%
7%
11%
 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS** (in millions)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000pr % Change
2000/1994
Receipts
$6,119
$6,662
$6,450
$7,102
$7,600
$8,398
$9,943
62%
% Change
-4%
9%
-3%
10%
7%
11%
18%
 

BRITISH* VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES (in thousands)
Regions & States Market Share 2000 Volume 2000 Market Share 1999 Volume 1999
SOUTH ATLANTIC
42.7%
2,008
42.5%
1,807
MIDDLE ATLANTIC
28.4%
1,336
27.4%
1,165
PACIFIC
17.5%
823
20.8%
884
MOUNTAIN
12.4%
583
11.3%
480
NEW ENGLAND
8.1%
381
9.6%
408
EAST NORTH CENTRAL
7.9%
372
8.4%
357
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL
***
***
5.0%
213
WEST NORTH CENTRAL
***
***
2.1%
89
PACIFIC ISLANDS
***
***
2.0%
85
Florida
35.1%
1,651
34.7%
1,475
New York
25.3%
1,190
23.6%
1,003
California
16.3%
767
19.2%
816
Nevada
7.1%
334
7.6%
323
Massachusetts
6.3%
296
7.4%
315
Illinois
4.9%
230
5.3%
225
New Jersey
***
***
4.8%
204
Texas
***
***
3.3%
140
Arizona
***
***
3.3%
140
Pennsylvania
***
***
2.5%
106
Hawaii Islands
***
***
2.0%
85

BRITISH* VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES (in thousands)
Cities Market Share 2000 Volume 2000 Market Share 1999 Volume 1999
Orlando
27.9%
1,312
27.2%
1,157
New York City
24.2%
1,138
22.5%
957
Los Angeles
8.9%
419
9.7%
412
San Francisco
7.8%
367
9.0%
383
Las Vegas
6.5%
306
7.1%
302
Boston
5.7%
268
6.5%
276
Tampa/St. Petersburg
5.5%
259
5.4%
230
Washington, DC
5.3%
249
5.0%
213
Chicago
***
***
5.1%
217
San Diego
***
***
3.7%
157

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2000 1999 % Point
Change****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday
73%
72%
1
Visit Friends and Relatives
30%
32%
-2
Business
24%
23%
1
Attend Convention
4%
5%
-2
Prepaid Package
24%
24%
1
First International Trip
20%
22%
-2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile
39%
40%
-1
Private Automobile
24%
26%
-2
Airline in U.S.
20%
18%
2
Rail between Cities
9%
9%
0
Bus between Cities
7%
7%
0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2000 1999 % Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
14.0
14.2
-1%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
$97
$78
24%
Average Number of States Visited
1.5
1.5
0%

Notes:

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

* Denotes residents of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
** 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.

pr = Preliminary

Source:U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Tourism Industries; Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Publication Date:June 2001