Market Profile: Central America
Central American Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Central America
CENTRAL AMERICAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Arrivals
513
509
524
564
697
731
822
60%
% Change
-6%
-1%
3%
8%
24%
5%
12%
 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Receipts
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
% Change
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
 

CENTRAL AMERICAN 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
SOUTH ATLANTIC
**
**
76.9%
562
PACIFIC
**
**
13.8%
101
MIDDLE ATLANTIC
**
**
10.2%
75
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL
**
**
6.7%
49
Florida
**
**
70.0%
512
California
**
**
13.8%
101
Texas
**
**
6.1%
45

CENTRAL AMERICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES
Cities Market Share 2000 Volume 2000 Market Share 1999 Volume 1999
Miami
**
**
64.2%
469
Los Angeles
**
**
13.1%
96

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
 
2000
1999
% Point Change***
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday
**
54%
**
Business
**
40%
**
Visit Friends and Relatives
**
29%
**
Attend Convention
**
13%
**
Prepaid Package
**
12%
**
First International Trip
**
7%
**
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile
**
42%
**
Private Automobile
**
28%
**
Airline in U.S.
**
17%
**
Rail between Cities
**
9%
**
Bus between Cities
**
6%
**

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2000 1999 % Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
**
10.1
**
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
**
**
**
Average Number of States Visited
**
1.3
**

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.