Market Profile: Taiwan
Taiwanese Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Taiwan
TAIWANESE ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Arrivals
379
413
415
443
386
453
457
21%
% Change
16%
9%
0%
7%
-13%
17%
1%
 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 % Change
2000/1994
Receipts
$1,468
$1,559
$1,370
$1,287
$1,035
$1,189
n/a
n/a
% Change
41%
6%
-12%
-6%
-20%
15%
n/a
 

TAIWANESE 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
PACIFIC
62.7%
287
64.4%
292
PACIFIC ISLANDS
19.5%
89
15.8%
72
MOUNTAIN
18.7%
85
22.4%
101
MIDDLE ATLANTIC
17.7%
81
18.6%
84
SOUTH ATLANTIC
10.5%
48
11.6%
53
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL
7.4%
34
7.9%
36
EAST NORTH CENTRAL
5.5%
25
5.9%
27
NEW ENGLAND
4.8%
22
4.7%
21
U.S. Mainland
83.9%
383
88.0%
399
California
59.6%
272
60.0%
272
Nevada
15.7%
72
19.3%
87
New York
14.0%
64
15.2%
69
Hawaii
10.1%
46
15.7%
71
Texas
6.8%
31
6.9%
31
New Jersey
5.1%
23
4.0%
18
Washington
4.4%
20
5.4%
24
Massachussetts
4.1%
19
4.4%
20
Florida
***
***
5.0%
23
Illinois
***
***
3.9%
18

TAIWANESE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES
Cities Market Share 2000 Volume 2000 Market Share 1999 Volume 1999
Los Angeles
39.3%
180
39.6%
179
San Francisco
25.8%
118
27.1%
123
Las Vegas
15.6%
71
18.8%
85
New York City
13.3%
61
14.3%
65
San Jose
9.6%
44
7.4%
34
Oahu/Honolulu
5.6%
26
9.2%
42
Seattle
4.2%
19
5.2%
24
Boston
4.1%
19
4.2%
19
District of Columbia (Greater Metropolitan)
3.6%
16
3.9%
18
Chicago
***
***
3.3%
15

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2000 1999 % Point Change***
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday
58%
63%
-5
Visit Friends and Relatives
42%
45%
-3
Business
35%
30%
5
Attend Convention
13%
10%
2
Prepaid Package
27%
25%
2
First International Trip
24%
26%
-2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S.
46%
47%
0
Private Automobile
38%
40%
-1
Rented Automobile
34%
33%
1
Bus between Cities
12%
13%
-1
Rail between Cities
5%
5%
1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2000 1999 % Change
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
17.6
17.5
1%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
$111
$102
9%
Average Number of States Visited
1.6
1.7
-6%


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

Publication Date:June 2001