Market Profile: Germany
German Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Germany
GERMAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change
2002r/1996
Arrivals 1,997 1,994 1,902 1,985 1,786 1,314 1,190 (807)
% Change 8% 0% -5% 4% -10% -26% -9% -40%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr Change
2002pr/1996
Receipts $4,403 $4,146 $4,155 $4,398 $4,035 $2,965 n/a n/a
% Change 5% -6% 0% 6% -8% -27% n/a n/a


GERMAN 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 33.3% 396 39.1% 514
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 28.0% 333 27.4% 360
PACIFIC 21.7% 258 22.2% 292
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 16.0% 190 13.0% 171
MOUNTAIN 14.9% 177 14.1% 185
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 9.6% 114 7.6% 100
NEW ENGLAND 7.7% 92 9.6% 126
New York 21.2% 252 21.5% 283
California 19.8% 236 20.6% 271
Florida 17.0% 202 23.1% 304
Illinois 7.7% 92 *** ***
Nevada 7.3% 87 8.2% 108
Texas 7.2% 86 5.0% 66
Georgia 7.0% 83 7.4% 97
Pennsylvania 6.8% 81 6.0% 79
Massachusetts 6.3% 75 6.9% 91
Arizona 6.0% 71 5.8% 76
Michigan 5.3% 63 *** ***


GERMAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **  
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
New York City 19.5% 232 19.9% 261
San Francisco 10.2% 121 9.7% 127
Los Angeles 8.8% 105 9.9% 130
Miami 7.0% 83 9.6% 126
Chicago 7.0% 83 *** ***
Las Vegas 6.9% 82 7.5% 99
Atlanta 6.2% 74 *** ***
Washington, DC (Metro) 5.9% 70 7.6% 100
Boston 5.6% 67 6.1% 80
Orlando *** *** 7.4% 97


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
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Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 52% 53% -1
Visit Friends and Relatives 39% 39% 0
Business 39% 35% 3
Attend Convention 11% 10% 1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 43% 45% -2
Private Automobile 31% 29% 1
Airline in U.S. 24% 23% 1
Rail between Cities 11% 11% 0
Bus between Cities 6% 5% 0


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change
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Prepaid Package 6% 8% -31%
First International Trip 15% 18% -15%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 17.8 17.1 4%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $84 $87 -3%
Average Number of States Visited 1.7 1.7 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

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