Market Profile: India
India Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: INDIA
INDIA ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

 

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r Change
2002r/1996
Arrivals 143 173 211 228 274 270 257 114
% Change 16% 21% 22% 8% 20% -1% -5% 80%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr Change
2002pr/1996
Receipts $544 $634 $779 $861 $1,112 $1,041 n/a n/a
% Change n/a 17% 23% 11% 29% -6% n/a n/a


INDIA 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 46.1% 118 40.7% 110
PACIFIC 36.1% 93 45.2% 122
New York 34.6% 89 *** ***
California 34.0% 87 44.0% 119


INDIA VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
*** *** *** *** ***


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Visit Friends and Relatives 58% 53% 5
Business 48% 50% -3
Vacation / Holiday 28% 33% -4
Attend Convention 13% 9% 4
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S. 39% 45% -6
Rented Automobile 27% 21% 6
Private Automobile 27% 22% 5
Rail between Cities 17% 21% -4
Bus between Cities 7% 11% -4


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change
****
Prepaid Package 3% 7% -62%
First International Trip 22% 33% -32%
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 48.6 52.8 -8%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $40 $46 -13%
Average Number of States Visited 2.1 2.2 -5%

 

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.

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

Publication Date: May 2003