Market Profile: Mexico
Mexican Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Mexico
MEXICAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S. VIA AIR


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r Change 2001r/1995
Total Arrivals 8,016 8,530 8,431 9,276 9,915 10,322 9,558 1,542
% Change -29% 6% -1% 10% 7% 4% -7% 19%
Air Arrivals 889 1,092 1,304 1,421 1,489 1,737 1,513 624
% Change -38% 23% 19% 9% 5% 17% -13% 70%

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Change 2001/1995
Receipts $2,857 $3,004 $3,438 $3,818 $4,114 $5,162 $5,320 $2,463
% Change -41% 5% 14% 11% 8% 25% 3% 86%

 
MEXICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
PACIFIC 30.9% 468 41.4% 719
SOUTH ATLANTIC 22.8% 345 *** ***
MOUNTAIN 17.8% 269 21.1% 367
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 12.3% 186 *** ***
California 30.6% 463 40.3% 700

MEXICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
Los Angeles 19.6% 297 26.0% 452

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2001 2000 % Point Change ****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 47% 55% -7
Business 39% 32% 7
Visit Friends and Relatives 36% 38% -2
Attend Convention 10% 6% 4
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 38% 34% 5
Private Automobile 27% 34% -7
Airline in U.S. 23% 19% 3
Rail between Cities 7% 6% 2
Bus between Cities 4% 6% -2

 
SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2001 2000 % Change ****
Prepaid Package 12% 9% 36%
First International Trip 13% 12% 8%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 8.6 10.0 -14%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $120 $148 -19%
Average Number of States Visited 1.1 1.3 -15%

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