Market Profile: Italy
Italian Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Italy
ITALIAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

 

Market Profile: Italy ITALIAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S. TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change
2002r/1996
Arrivals 525 580 611 626 612 472 406 (119)
% Change 0% 10% 5% 2% -2% -23% -14% -23%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr Change
2002pr/1996
Receipts $1,691 $1,647 $1,907 $1,691 $1,590 $1,181 n/a n/a
% Change 26% -3% 16% -11% -6% -26% n/a n/a


ITALIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 38.7% 157 42.5% 201
SOUTH ATLANTIC 32.9% 134 36.7% 173
PACIFIC 23.4% 95 26.2% 124
New York 35.4% 144 37.6% 177
California 22.8% 93 24.9% 118


ITALIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
New York City 34.8% 141 34.4% 162
Los Angeles *** *** 15.9% 75


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
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Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 56% 58% -1
Business 33% 38% -5
Visit Friends and Relatives 31% 24% 7
Attend Convention 16% 9% 7
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S. 31% 33% -2
Rented Automobile 29% 43% -14
Private Automobile 25% 25% -1
Bus between Cities 8% 9% -1
Rail between Cities 7% 5% 2


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change
*****
Prepaid Package 13% 19% -30%
First International Trip 19% 27% -31%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 13.0 14.5 -10%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $120 $109 10%
Average Number of States Visited 1.6 1.8 -11%

 

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.

n/a Information not available

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries; Bureau of Economic Analysis

Publication Date: May 2003