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


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001r 2002r % Change
2002r/1996
Total Arrivals **** 441 432 422 384 453 403 361 (80)
% Change 14% -2% -2% -9% 18% -11% -10% -18%
Arrivals People's Republic of China 199 210 209 191 249 232 226 27
% Change 19% 6% 0% -9% 30% -7% -3% 14%
Arrivals from Hong Kong 242 222 213 193 203 170 135 (107)
% Change 10% -8% -4% -9% 5% -16% -21% -44%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002pr % Change
2002pr/1996
Total Receipts $1,431 $1,842 $1,886 $1,475 $1,934 $1,651 n/a n/a
% Change n/a 29% 2% -22% 31% -15% n/a n/a
Receipts People's Republic of China $807 $1,101 $1,140 $777 $1,120 $1,005 n/a n/a
% Change n/a 36% 4% -32% 44% -10% n/a n/a
Receipts from Hong Kong $624 $741 $746 $698 $814 $646 n/a n/a
% Change n/a 19% 1% -6% 17% -21% n/a n/a


CHINESE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
PACIFIC 56.2% 203 66.7% 269
California 53.8% 194 65.0% 262


CHINESE VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2002 Volume 2002 Market Share 2001 Volume 2001
San Francisco 28.2% 102 35.6% 143


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2002 2001 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Business 52% 54% -3
Visit Friends and Relatives 44% 45% -1
Vacation / Holiday 42% 40% 2
Attend Convention 9% 11% -2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S. 42% 53% -11
Private Automobile 40% 33% 7
Rented Automobile 33% 25% 8
Bus between Cities 9% 7% 2
Rail between Cities 5% 8% -3


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2002 2001 % Change
****
Prepaid Package 8% 13% -37%
First International Trip 12% 26% -53%
Ave. Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 15.9 27.0 -41%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $101 $84 20%
Average Number of States Visited 1.8 2.3 -22%

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). Respondent base includes China and Hong Kong.

*** 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: June 2003