Market Profile: The Netherlands
Dutch Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: The Netherlands
DUTCH ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change
2002r/1996
Arrivals 440 473 490 527 553 412 384 (56)
% Change 8% 8% 4% 8% 5% -25% -7% -13%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr Change 2002pr/1996
Receipts $1,141 $972 $922 $1,216 $1,288 $1,081 n/a n/a
% Change 46% -15% -5% 32% 6% -16% n/a n/a


DUTCH 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 37.3% 143 *** ***
SOUTH ATLANTIC 27.6% 106 39.7% 164
New York 30.1% 116 *** ***


DUTCH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
New York City 27.0% 104 *** ***


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 53% 59% -5
Visit Friends and Relatives 43% 54% -11
Business 35% 24% 11
Attend Convention 12% 5% 7
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 35% 33% 2
Private Automobile 26% 33% -7
Airline in U.S. 22% 23% -1
Rail between Cities 22% 20% 2
Bus between Cities 7% 5% 3


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change
****
Prepaid Package 7% 9% -24%
First International Trip 18% 22% -18%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 12.4 18.6 -33%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $80 $73 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 - Information 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