Market Profile: France
French Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: France
FRENCH ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r Change 2001r/1995
Arrivals 922 987 978 1,013 1,059 1,087 876 (46)
% Change 12% 7% -1% 4% 5% 3% -19% -5%

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Change 2001/1995
Receipts $2,063 $2,327 $2,496 $2,348 $2,330 $2,637 $2,284 $221
% Change 26% 13% 7% -6% -1% 13% -13% 11%

FRENCH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 37.6% 329 36.5% 397
SOUTH ATLANTIC 32.4% 284 26.4% 287
PACIFIC 25.7% 225 31.4% 341
New York 35.6% 312 31.6% 343
California 24.5% 215 30.4% 330

FRENCH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
New York City 35.2% 308 31.4% 341
San Francisco *** *** 18.0% 196

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2001 2000 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 63% 54% 9
Visit Friends and Relatives 47% 35% 11
Business 28% 38% -10
Attend Convention 7% 6% 1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 39% 35% 4
Private Automobile 27% 23% 4
Airline in U.S. 22% 23% -1
Rail between Cities 14% 14% 0
Bus between Cities 9% 12% -3

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2001 2000 % Change ****
Prepaid Package 10% 15% -35%
First International Trip 21% 21% -2%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 17.0 14.3 19%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $71 $100 -29%
Average Number of States Visited 1.8 1.7 6%

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