Market Profile: Mexico
Mexican Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Mexico
MEXICAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S. VIA AIR

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change
2002r/1996
Total Arrivals 8,530 8,431 9,276 9,915 10,322 9,558 9,807 1,277
% Change 6% -1% 10% 7% 4% -7% 3% 15%
Air Arrivals 1,092 1,304 1,421 1,489 1,737 1,513 1,437 345
% Change 23% 19% 9% 5% 17% -13% -5% 32%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr Change
2002pr/1996
Receipts $3,004 $3,438 $3,818 $4,114 $5,162 $5,320 $5,468 $2,464
% Change 5% 14% 11% 8% 25% 3% 3% 82%


MEXICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
PACIFIC 29.1% 418 30.9% 468
MOUNTAIN 26.0% 374 17.8% 269
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 17.5% 251 *** ***
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 10.2% 147 12.3% 186
SOUTH ATLANTIC *** *** 22.8% 345
California 27.3% 392 30.6% 463
Nevada 18.2% 262 *** ***
Texas 15.7% 226 *** ***
Arizona 5.7% 82 *** ***


MEXICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
Los Angeles 21.1% 303 19.6% 297
Las Vegas 17.7% 254 *** ***
Phoenix 5.0% 72 *** ***


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 51% 47% 4
Business 35% 39% -4
Visit Friends and Relatives 29% 36% -8
Attend Convention 14% 10% 4
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 33% 38% -6
Private Automobile 27% 27% 0
Airline in U.S. 21% 23% -2
Rail between Cities 8% 7% 0
Bus between Cities 7% 4% 3


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change
****
Prepaid Package 11% 12% -4%
First International Trip 7% 13% -49%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 9.5 8.6 10%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $141 $120 18%
Average Number of States Visited 1.2 1.1 9%


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