Market Profile: Switzerland
Swiss Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Switzerland
SWISS ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Arrivals 349 397 417 410 411 406 395 13%
% Change 2% 14% 5% -2% 0% -1% -3%  

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Receipts $1,202 $1,252 $1,363 $1,124 $1,146 $1,252 n/a n/a
% Change -5% 4% 9% -18% 2% 9% n/a  

SWISS 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 36.3% 143 33.0% 134
SOUTH ATLANTIC 35.4% 140 32.1% 130
PACIFIC 24.0% 95 29.1% 118
California 23.4% 92 26.5% 108
New York ** ** 24.4% 99
Florida ** ** 22.0% 89

SWISS 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 ** ** 23.7% 96
Los Angeles ** ** 15.0% 61

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2000 1999 % Point Change***
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 50% 51% -2
Business 44% 47% -3
Visit Friends and Relatives 35% 34% 1
Attend Convention 10% 12% -2
Prepaid Package 8% 12% -4
First International Trip 7% 10% -2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 35% 37% -2
Airline in U.S. 27% 33% -7
Private Automobile 26% 26% 0
Rail between Cities 17% 19% -2
Bus between Cities 9% 8% 1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  1999 1998 % Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 13.1 16.4 -20%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $140 $133 5%
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/aInformation not available.

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

Publication Date:June 2001