Market Profile: Brazil
Brazilian Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Brazil
BRAZILIAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change
2002r/1996
Arrivals 848 941 909 665 737 551 405 (443)
% Change 1% 11% -3% -27% 11% -25% -26% -52%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr Change
2002pr/1996
Receipts $2,588 $3,021 $2,753 $2,034 $2,230 $1,862 n/a n/a
% Change 6% 17% -9% -26% 10% -17% n/a n/a


BRAZILIAN 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 43.1% 175 51.2% 282
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 27.2% 110 22.2% 122
PACIFIC 20.9% 85 23.9% 132
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 15.2% 62 14.6% 80
MOUNTAIN 10.6% 43 *** ***
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 7.5% 30 *** ***
NEW ENGLAND 6.4% 26 *** ***
Florida 33.2% 134 39.5% 218
New York 23.7% 96 18.1% 100
California 19.4% 79 22.1% 122
Illinois 10.0% 41 10.4% 57


BRAZILIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
New York City 21.7% 88 *** ***
Miami 20.8% 84 22.4% 123
Orlando 14.5% 59 21.6% 119
Los Angeles 11.0% 45 *** ***
Chicago 9.2% 37 9.9% 55
San Francisco 7.7% 31 *** ***


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 49% 52% -3
Business 39% 43% -4
Visit Friends and Relatives 33% 30% 4
Attend Convention 17% 15% 2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S. 37% 40% -2
Rented Automobile 35% 37% -2
Private Automobile 27% 24% 3
Rail between Cities 8% 6% 2
Bus between Cities 7% 5% 2


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change
****
Prepaid Package 9% 9% 4%
First International Trip 11% 11% 6%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 18.0 16.3 10%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $93 $109 -15%
Average Number of States Visited 1.5 1.6 -6%

 

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 - 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