Market Profile: Middle East
Middle Eastern Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Middle East
MIDDLE EASTERN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Arrivals
403
454
480
552
587
625
702
74%
% Change
-4%
13%
6%
15%
6%
6%
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
 

MIDDLE EASTERN 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
47.4%
333
55.8%
349
SOUTH ATLANTIC
37.5%
263
33.3%
208
PACIFIC
20.9%
147
30.6%
191
New York
38.9%
273
48.7%
304
California
**
**
29.4%
184

MIDDLE EASTERN 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
38.1%
267
46.7%
292

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2000 1999 % Point Change***
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Visit Friends and Relatives
51%
47%
4
Vacation / Holiday
40%
37%
3
Business
34%
34%
0
Attend Convention
8%
21%
-13
Prepaid Package
6%
5%
2
First International Trip
18%
17%
1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S.
39%
42%
-3
Rented Automobile
38%
38%
0
Private Automobile
22%
21%
1
Rail between Cities
8%
12%
-4
Bus between Cities
5%
8%
-3

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2000 1999 % Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
19.7
20.3
-3%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
N/A
$117
N/A
Average Number of States Visited
1.7
1.9
-11%

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