Market Profile: Australia
Australian Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Australia
AUSTRALIAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change
2002r/1996
Arrivals 463 501 461 483 540 426 407 (56)
% Change 9% 8% -8% 5% 12% -21% -4% -12%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr % Change
2002pr/1996
Receipts $1,709 $1,839 $1,562 $1,735 $1,856 $1,424 $1,367 ($342)
% Change 4% 8% -15% 11% 7% -23% -4% -20%


AUSTRALIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
PACIFIC 51.2% 208 54.8% 233
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 35.5% 144 24.3% 104
SOUTH ATLANTIC 24.4% 99 22.6% 96
MOUNTAIN 20.7% 84 27.4% 117
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 12.2% 50 *** ***
NEW ENGLAND 8.5% 35 *** ***
California 49.0% 199 52.1% 222
New York 31.2% 127 21.5% 92
Florida 12.7% 52 *** ***
Nevada 11.9% 48 18.3% 78
Illinois 8.2% 33 *** ***
Massachusetts 6.1% 25 *** ***


AUSTRALIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
Los Angeles 30.5% 124 34.8% 148
New York City 30.3% 123 20.4% 87
San Francisco 15.4% 63 18.5% 79
Las Vegas 11.4% 46 17.3% 74
Washington D.C. (Metro) 8.9% 36 *** ***
Chicago 7.3% 30 *** ***


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
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Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 56% 60% -4
Visit Friends and Relatives 51% 45% 6
Business 34% 34% 0
Attend Convention 13% 11% 1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S. 46% 51% -5
Private Automobile 36% 35% 1
Rented Automobile 31% 32% -1
Rail between Cities 12% 10% 2
Bus between Cities 11% 15% -4


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change
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Prepaid Package 13% 15% -13%
First International Trip 24% 26% -9%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 24.0 26.5 -9%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $85 $80 6%
Average Number of States Visited 2.0 2.0 0%


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

* 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