Market Profile: Korea
Korean Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: South Korea
SOUTH KOREAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Arrivals
498
592
750
747
364
499
662
33%
% Change
22%
19%
27%
0%
-51%
37%
33%
 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Receipts
$1,433
$1,798
$2,345
$2,056
$991
$1,251
**
**
% Change
71%
25%
30%
-12%
-52%
26%
**
 

SOUTH KOREAN 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
U.S. Mainland
**
**
92.0%
609
PACIFIC
**
**
65.7%
435
California
**
**
61.5%
407

SOUTH KOREAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES
Cities Market Share 2000 Volume 2000 Market Share 1999 Volume 1999
San Francisco
**
**
24.6%
163

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2000 1999 % Point
Change***
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday
**
44%
**
Visit Friends and Relatives
**
44%
**
Business
**
38%
**
Attend Convention
**
12%
**
Prepaid Package
**
13%
**
First International Trip
**
**
**
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Private Automobile
**
42%
**
Airline in U.S.
**
37%
**
Rented Automobile
**
27%
**
Rail between Cities
**
7%
**
Bus between Cities
**
5%
**

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2000 1999 % Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
**
20.2
**
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
**
**
**
Average Number of States Visited
**
1.8
**

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