Market Profile: Switzerland
Swiss Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Switzerland
SWISS ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Change 2001r/1995
Arrivals 397 417 410 411 406 395 311 (86)
% Change 14% 5% -2% 0% -1% -3% -21% -22%

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Change 2001/1995
Receipts $1,252 $1,363 $1,124 $1,146 $1,252 $1,176 $982 ($270)
% Change 4% 9% -18% 2% 9% -6% -16% -22%

SWISS 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 38.4% 119 36.3% 143
PACIFIC 25.8% 80 24.0% 95
NEW ENGLAND 15.6% 49 *** ***
SOUTH ATLANTIC *** *** 35.4% 140
New York 33.8% 105 *** ***
California 24.2% 75 23.4% 92
Massachussetts 11.5% 36 *** ***

SWISS VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2001 Volume 2001 Market Share 2000 Volume 2000
New York City 32.9% 102 *** ***
Los Angeles 15.9% 49 *** ***

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2001 2000 % Point Change ****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 50% 50% 1
Visit Friends and Relatives 44% 35% 10
Business 36% 44% -7
Attend Convention 10% 10% 0
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 46% 35% 11
Private Automobile 24% 26% -2
Airline in U.S. 23% 27% -3
Rail between Cities 19% 17% 2
Bus between Cities 5% 9% -4

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2001 2000 % Change ****
Prepaid Package 6% 8% -26%
First International Trip 8% 7% 14%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 15.0 13.1 15%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $134 $140 -4%
Average Number of States Visited 1.7 1.7 0%

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