Market Profile: Australia
Australian Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Australia
AUSTRALIAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

 

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Arrivals 501 461 483 540 426 407 406 -95
% Change 8% -8% 5% 12% -21% -4% 0% -19%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Receipts $1,839 $1,562 $1,735 $1,856 $1,382 $1,473 $1,505 -$334
% Change 8% -15% 11% 7% -26% 7% 2% -18%


  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
AUSTRALIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
PACIFIC 51.6% 209 51.2% 208
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 31.1% 126 35.5% 144
MOUNTAIN 23.0% 93 20.7% 84
SOUTH ATLANTIC 21.2% 86 24.4% 99
PACIFIC ISLANDS 15.2% 62 *** ***
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 13.0% 53 12.2% 50
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 8.5% 35 *** ***
NEW ENGLAND 7.7% 31 8.5% 35
California 49.4% 201 49.0% 199
New York 27.0% 110 31.2% 127
Hawaii 15.2% 62 *** ***
Nevada 13.5% 55 11.9% 48
Florida 8.7% 35 12.7% 52
Illinois 8.0% 32 8.2% 33


AUSTRALIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
Los Angeles 30.8% 125 30.5% 124
New York City 25.3% 103 30.3% 123
San Francisco 15.3% 62 15.4% 63
Las Vegas 12.7% 53 11.4% 46
Chicago 7.9% 32 7.3% 30
Washington D.C. (Metro) *** *** 8.9% 36


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2003 2002 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 60% 56% 4
Visit Friends and Relatives 53% 51% 2
Business 29% 34% -5
Attend Convention 14% 13% 1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S. 50% 46% 4
Company or Private Automobile 36% 36% 0
Rented Automobile 30% 31% -1
Rail between Cities 12% 12% 0
Bus between Cities 12% 11% 1

 

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2003 2002 % point change or % Change
****
Prepaid Package 10% 13% -3 pts
First International Trip 28% 24% 4 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 23.1 24.0 -4%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $79 $85 -7%
Average Number of States Visited 2.0 2.0 0%

 

Notes:

* 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