Market Profile: Switzerland
Swiss Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Switzerland
SWISS ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002r Change
2001r/1996
Arrivals 417 410 411 406 395 311 254 (163)
% Change 5% -2% 0% -1% -3% -21% -18% -39%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr Change
2002pr/1996
Receipts $1,363 $1,124 $1,146 $1,252 $1,176 $982 n/a n/a
% Change 9% -18% 2% 9% -6% -16% n/a n/a


SWISS 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 38.3% 97 38.4% 119
SOUTH ATLANTIC 32.7% 83 *** ***
PACIFIC 26.3% 67 25.8% 80
NEW ENGLAND *** *** 15.6% 49
New York 33.0% 84 33.8% 105
California 25.6% 65 24.2% 75
Massachussetts *** *** 11.5% 36


SWISS VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
New York City 30.5% 77 32.9% 102
Los Angeles *** *** 15.9% 49


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 53% 50% 3
Business 46% 36% 9
Visit Friends and Relatives 37% 44% -8
Attend Convention 9% 10% -1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 36% 46% -10
Airline in U.S. 30% 23% 7
Private Automobile 27% 24% 3
Rail between Cities 18% 19% -1
Bus between Cities 5% 5% 0



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change ****
Prepaid Package 9% 6% 55%
First International Trip 11% 8% 33%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 13.7 15.0 -9%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $117 $134 -13%
Average Number of States Visited 1.9 1.7 12%


 

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