Market Profile: Argentina
Argentine Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Argentina
ARGENTINE ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change 2002r/1996
Arrivals 413 503 524 502 534 434 165 (248)
% Change 8% 22% 4% -4% 6% -19% -62% -60%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr Change 2002pr/1996
Receipts $1,224 $1,536 $1,519 $1,457 $1,411 $1,003 n/a n/a
% Change 14% 25% -1% -4% -3% -29% n/a n/a


ARGENTINE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
SOUTH ATLANTIC 61.4% 101 61.0% 265
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 32.9% 54 24.5% 106
PACIFIC *** *** 18.5% 80
EAST NORTH CENTRAL *** *** 7.7% 33
Florida *** *** 52.3% 227
New York 30.9% 51 23.0% 100
California *** *** 17.4% 76
Illinois *** *** 6.0% 26


ARGENTINE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
New York City 29.9% 49 22.3% 97
Miami *** *** 43.0% 187


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Visit Friends and Relatives 36% 32% 3
Business 45% 28% 17
Vacation / Holiday 46% 58% -12
Attend Convention 17% 13% 3
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 36% 47% -12
Airline in U.S. 30% 23% 7
Private Automobile 27% 21% 6
Rail between Cities 9% 7% 1
Bus between Cities 5% 9% -4


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change ****
Prepaid Package 6% 16% -65%
First International Trip 6% 16% -62%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 20.8 15.5 34%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. *** $91 n/a
Average Number of States Visited 1.5 1.4 7%



Notes:

r - The 2001 and 2002 arrivals total have been revised downward from the preliminary estimate released earlier by OTTI.

pr - Preliminary will be Revised.

n/a - Information not available

* 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