Market Profile: Sweden
Swedish Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Sweden
SWEDISH ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r Change 2001r/1995
Arrivals 219 269 292 301 314 322 231 12
% Change 7% 23% 9% 3% 4% 3% -28% 5%

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 % Change 2001/1995
Receipts $506 $635 $665 $675 $674 $741 $540 $34
% Change 5% 25% 5% 2% 0% 10% -27% 7%

SWEDISH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
New York City 35.0% 81 25.7% 83

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2001 2000 % Point Change ***
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Visit Friends and Relatives 51% 38% 13
Business 40% 42% -2
Vacation / Holiday 37% 46% -9
Attend Convention 7% 5% 2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Private Automobile 41% 35% 6
Rented Automobile 20% 33% -12
Airline in U.S. 19% 25% -6
Bus between Cities 9% 5% 5
Rail between Cities 13% 4% 9

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2001 2000 % Change
Prepaid Package 5% 5% 4%
First International Trip 20% 16% 23%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 19.5 17.3 13%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. n/a n/a n/a
Average Number of States Visited 1.7 1.6 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).

*** 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