Market Profile: France
French Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: France
FRENCH ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Arrivals 978 1,013 1,059 1,087 876 734 689 -289
% Change -1% 4% 5% 3% -19% -16% -6% -30%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Receipts $2,496 $2,348 $2,330 $2,637 $2,165 $1,974 n/a n/a
% Change 7% -6% -1% 13% -18% -9% n/a n/a


FRENCH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 39.2% 270 34.9% 256
PACIFIC 29.8% 205 28.0% 206
SOUTH ATLANTIC 26.4% 182 32.7% 240
MOUNTAIN 14.6% 101 16.6% 122
New York 32.9% 227 30.9% 227
California 28.5% 196 25.9% 190
Florida *** *** 18.2% 134


FRENCH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
New York City 31.6% 218 29.5% 217
San Francisco 15.9% 110 15.1% 111


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2003 2002 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 54% 55% -1
Visit Friends and Relatives 42% 44% -2
Business 31% 27% 4
Attend Convention 5% 9% -3
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 30% 32% -2
Private Automobile 26% 26% 0
Airline in U.S. 18% 23% -5
Rail between Cities 15% 14% 1
Bus between Cities 11% 9% 2


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2003 2002 % point change or % Change ****
Prepaid Package 12% 11% 1 pt
First International Trip 22% 24% -2 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 22.4 17.5 28%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $76 $81 -6%
Average Number of States Visited 1.7 1.7 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