Market Profile: Australia
Australian Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Australia
AUSTRALIAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r Change 2001r/1995
Arrivals 424 463 501 461 483 540 426 2
% Change 4% 9% 8% -8% 5% 12% -21% 0%

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 % Change 2001/1995
Receipts $1,639 $1,709 $1,839 $1,562 $1,735 $1,856 $1,424 ($215)
% Change 15% 4% 8% -15% 11% 7% -23% -13%

AUSTRALIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
PACIFIC 54.8% 233 64.1% 346
MOUNTAIN 27.4% 117 32.7% 177
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 24.3% 104 26.8% 145
SOUTH ATLANTIC 22.6% 96 20.5% 111
PACIFIC ISLANDS *** *** 15.4% 83
California 52.1% 222 60.7% 328
New York 21.5% 92 23.8% 129
Nevada 18.3% 78 22.8% 123
Hawaii *** *** 14.9% 80

AUSTRALIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
Los Angeles 34.8% 148 35.9% 194
New York City 20.4% 87 22.9% 124
San Francisco 18.5% 79 24.1% 130
Las Vegas 17.3% 74 22.5% 122
Oahu/Honolulu *** *** 14.9% 80

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2001 2000 % Point Change****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 60% 67% -7
Visit Friends and Relatives 45% 43% 2
Business 34% 29% 5
Attend Convention 11% 13% -2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S. 51% 53% -2
Private Automobile 35% 30% 6
Rented Automobile 32% 33% -2
Bus between Cities 15% 17% -1
Rail between Cities 10% 13% -3

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2001 2000 % Change ****
Prepaid Package 15% 18% -18%
First International Trip 26% 27% -2%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 26.5 22.7 17%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $80 $88 -9%
Average Number of States Visited 2.0 2.2 -9%

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