Market Profile: Argentina
Argentine Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Argentina
ARGENTINE ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change 2003/1997
Arrivals 503 524 502 534 434 165 151 -352
% Change 22% 4% -4% 6% -19% -62% -8% -70%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change 2003/1997
Receipts $1,536 $1,519 $1,457 $1,411 $992 $379 n/a n/a
% Change 25% -1% -4% -3% -30% -62% n/a n/a


ARGENTINE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
SOUTH ATLANTIC 63.9% 96 61.4% 101
MIDDLE ATLANTIC *** *** 32.9% 54
Florida 57.1% 86 *** ***
New York *** *** 30.9% 51


ARGENTINE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
Miami 44.9% 68 *** ***
New York City *** *** 29.9% 49


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2003 2002 % Point Change****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 46% 46% 0
Visit Friends and Relatives 41% 36% 5
Business 35% 45% -10
Attend Convention 18% 17% 2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 39% 36% 3
Airline in U.S. 27% 30% -3
Company or Private Automobile 27% 27% 0
Bus between Cities 6% 5% 1
Rail between Cities 5% 9% -4


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2003 2002 % point change or % Change ****
Prepaid Package 7% 6% 1 pt
First International Trip 12% 6% 6 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 20.2 20.8 -3%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $68 *** n/a
Average Number of States Visited 1.5 1.5 0%



Notes:

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: April 2004