Market Profile: United Kingdom
British Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: The United Kingdom
BRITISH* ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS * (in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change
2002r/1996
Arrivals 3,246 3,721 3,975 4,252 4,703 4,097 3,817 571
% Change 12% 15% 7% 7% 11% -13% -7% 18%

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS** (in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr Change
2002pr/1996
Receipts $6,450 $7,102 $7,600 $8,398 $9,957 $9,191 $8,995 $2,545
% Change -3% 10% 7% 11% 19% -8% -2% 39%

BRITISH* VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES *** (in thousands)
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
SOUTH ATLANTIC 43.1% 1,645 45.7% 1,872
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 28.0% 1,069 25.8% 1,057
PACIFIC 18.9% 721 16.7% 684
MOUNTAIN 11.6% 443 10.4% 426
NEW ENGLAND 8.4% 321 8.1% 332
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 8.1% 309 8.2% 336
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 5.7% 218 6.5% 266
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL 2.7% 103 **** ****
PACIFIC ISLANDS 2.1% 80 **** ****
Florida 33.9% 1,294 37.0% 1,516
New York 23.9% 912 22.9% 938
California 17.3% 660 15.4% 631
Nevada 7.9% 302 6.2% 254
Massachusetts 6.3% 240 5.9% 242
Illinois 4.4% 168 5.1% 209
Pennsylvania 4.4% 168 2.3% 94
Texas 4.1% 156 **** ****
New Jersey 3.8% 145 **** ****
Arizona 2.1% 80 **** ****
Hawaii 2.1% 80 **** ****

BRITISH* VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES *** (in thousands)
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
Orlando 23.3% 889 26.2% 1,073
New York City 22.7% 866 21.6% 885
Los Angeles 9.6% 366 8.6% 352
San Francisco 8.0% 305 7.7% 315
Las Vegas 7.6% 290 5.9% 242
Miami 6.1% 233 5.3% 217
Boston 5.6% 214 5.5% 225
Washington, DC (Metro) 5.4% 206 4.7% 193
Chicago 4.3% 164 4.8% 197
Tampa/St. Petersburg 4.0% 153 5.5% 225
Philadelphia 3.1% 118 **** ****
Florida Keys 2.5% 95 **** ****
San Diego 2.0% 76 **** ****

in U.S.: (multiple response)
SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
*****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 69% 72% -3
Visit Friends and Relatives 34% 33% 0
Business 23% 23% 0
Attend Convention 5% 4% 1
Transportation Types Used
Rented Automobile 36% 39% -3
Private Automobile 28% 27% 1
Airline in U.S. 22% 20% 2
Rail between Cities 8% 7% 1
Bus between Cities 8% 7% 1

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change
*****
Prepaid Package 21% 22% -4%
First International Trip 16% 20% -17%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 13.6 13.2 3%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $89 $86 3%
Average Number of States Visited 1.5 1.4 7%

 

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.

* Denotes residents of England, Scotland ,Wales and Northern Ireland.

** 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