Market Profile: Venezuela
Venezuelan Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Venezuela
VENEZUELAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r Change 2001r/1995
Arrivals 511 447 488 541 552 577 555 44
% Change 23% -13% 9% 11% 2% 5% -4% 9%

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Change 2001/1995
Receipts $1,384 $1,401 $1,440 $1,592 $1,697 $1,891 $1,824 $440
% Change 19% 1% 3% 11% 7% 11% -4% 32%

 
VENEZUELAN 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 75.6% 420 80.6% 465
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 23.4% 130 *** ***
Florida 70.7% 392 78.2% 451
New York 22.0% 122 *** ***

 
VENEZUELAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
Miami 57.1% 317 65.4% 377
New York City 21.8% 121 *** ***

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2001 2000 % Point Change ****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 59% 55% 3
Business 36% 36% 0
Visit Friends and Relatives 34% 32% 2
Attend Convention 9% 9% 0
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 50% 55% -5
Private Automobile 24% 25% -1
Airline in U.S. 20% 17% 3
Rail between Cities 5% 3% 2
Bus between Cities 6% 1% 5

 
SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2001 2000 % Change ****
Prepaid Package 6% 2% 294%
First International Trip 2% 4% -50%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 17.3 11.4 52%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $85 n/a n/a
Average Number of States Visited 1.3 1.2 8%

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.

n/a - Information not available.

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

Publication Date: March 2003