Market Profile: Argentina
Argentine Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Argentina
ARGENTINE ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r Change 2001r/1995
Arrivals 382 413 503 524 501 534 434 52
% Change -2% 8% 22% 4% -4% 7% -19% 14%

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Change 2001/1995
Receipts $1,072 $1,224 $1,536 $1,519 $1,457 $1,411 $1,003 ($69)
% Change -2% 14% 25% -1% -4% -3% -29% -6%

ARGENTINE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
SOUTH ATLANTIC 61.0% 265 70.6% 377
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 24.5% 106 23.5% 125
PACIFIC 18.5% 80 *** ***
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 7.7% 33 8.9% 48
MOUNTAIN *** *** 5.3% 28
Florida 52.3% 227 63.3% 338
New York 23.0% 100 22.0% 117
California 17.4% 76 *** ***
Illinois 6.0% 26 *** ***

ARGENTINE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
Miami 43.0% 187 55.2% 295
New York City 22.3% 97 21.7% 116

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2001 2000 % Point Change****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 58% 65% -8
Visit Friends and Relatives 32% 24% 8
Business 28% 31% -3
Attend Convention 13% 15% -1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 47% 47% 1
Airline in U.S. 23% 27% -4
Private Automobile 21% 19% 1
Bus between Cities 9% 9% 0
Rail between Cities 7% 6% 1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2001 2000 % Change ****
Prepaid Package 16% 19% -14%
First International Trip 16% 19% -17%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 15.5 13.8 12%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $91 $120 -24%
Average Number of States Visited 1.4 1.5 -7%

Notes:

r - The 2001 arrivals total has been revised downward from the preliminary estimate released earlier by OTTI.

* Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.

** Only the census regions, states, and cities are displayed that have a statistically reliable respondent base for the survey year(s).

*** Not displayed due to low respondent base for this survey year.

**** Variance due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries; Bureau of Economic Analysis

Publication Date: March 2003