Market Profile: United Kingdom
British Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: The United Kingdom
BRITISH* ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS* (in thousands)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r Change
2001r/1995
Arrivals 2,888 3,246 3,721 3,975 4,252 4,703 4,097 1,209
% Change 4% 12% 15% 7% 7% 11% -13% 42%

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS** (in millions)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Change
2001/1995
Receipts $6,662 $6,450 $7,102 $7,600 $8,398 $9,957 $9,191 $2,529
% Change 9% -3% 10% 7% 11% 19% -8% 38%

BRITISH* VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES *** (in thousands)
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
SOUTH ATLANTIC 45.7% 1,872 42.7% 2,008
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 25.8% 1,057 28.4% 1,336
PACIFIC 16.7% 684 17.5% 823
MOUNTAIN 10.4% 426 12.4% 583
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 8.2% 336 7.9% 372
NEW ENGLAND 8.1% 332 8.1% 381
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 6.5% 266 **** ****
Florida 37.0% 1,516 35.1% 1,651
New York 22.9% 938 25.3% 1,190
California 15.4% 631 16.3% 767
Nevada 6.2% 254 7.1% 334
Massachusetts 5.9% 242 6.3% 296
Illinois 5.1% 209 4.9% 230
Pennsylvania 2.3% 94 **** ****

BRITISH* VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES ** (in thousands)
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
Orlando 26.2% 1,073 27.9% 1,312
New York City 21.6% 885 24.2% 1,138
Los Angeles 8.6% 352 8.9% 419
San Francisco 7.7% 315 7.8% 367
Las Vegas 5.9% 242 6.5% 306
Boston 5.5% 225 5.7% 268
Tampa/St. Petersburg 5.5% 225 5.5% 259
Miami 5.3% 217 **** ****
Chicago 4.8% 197 **** ****
Washington, DC 4.7% 193 5.3% 249

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2001 2000 % Point
Change*****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 72% 73% -1
Visit Friends and Relatives 33% 30% 4
Business 23% 24% -2
Attend Convention 4% 4% 1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 39% 39% -1
Private Automobile 27% 24% 3
Airline in U.S. 20% 20% 0
Rail between Cities 7% 9% -2
Bus between Cities 7% 7% -1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2001 2000 % Change *****
Prepaid Package 22% 24% -9%
First International Trip 20% 20% -4%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 13.2 14.0 -6%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $86 $97 -11%
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.

* Denotes residents of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

** 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: May 2003