Market Profile: Germany
German Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Germany
GERMAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Arrivals 1,994 1,902 1,985 1,786 1,314 1,190 1,180 -814
% Change 0% -5% 4% -10% -26% -9% -1% -41%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Receipts $4,146 $4,155 $4,398 $4,035 $2,936 $2,934 n/a n/a
% Change -6% 0% 6% -8% -27% 0% n/a n/a


GERMAN 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 35.7% 421 33.3% 396
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 31.3% 369 28.0% 333
PACIFIC 21.8% 257 21.7% 258
MOUNTAIN 15.0% 177 14.9% 177
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 14.0% 165 16.0% 190
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 9.5% 112 9.6% 114
NEW ENGLAND 9.2% 109 7.7% 92
New York 25.1% 296 21.2% 252
California 20.2% 238 19.8% 236
Florida 19.1% 225 17.0% 202
Nevada 8.4% 99 7.3% 87
Arizona 7.1% 84 6.0% 71
Texas 6.5% 77 7.2% 86
Illinois *** *** 7.7% 92
Georgia *** *** 7.0% 83
Pennsylvania *** *** 6.8% 81
Massachusetts *** *** 6.3% 75
Michigan *** *** 5.3% 63


GERMAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **  
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
New York City 22.9% 270 19.5% 232
San Francisco 10.2% 120 10.2% 121
Los Angeles 9.6% 113 8.8% 105
Washington, DC (Metro) 8.3% 98 5.9% 70
Las Vegas 8.1% 96 6.9% 82
Miami *** *** 7.0% 83
Chicago *** *** 7.0% 83
Atlanta *** *** 6.2% 74
Boston *** *** 5.6% 67


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2003 2003 % point change or % Change ****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 53% 52% 1
Visit Friends and Relatives 41% 39% 2
Business 33% 39% -6
Attend Convention 9% 11% -2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 40% 43% -3
Company or Private Automobile 31% 31% 0
Airline in U.S. 24% 24% 0
Rail between Cities 15% 11% 4
Bus between Cities 6% 6% 0


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2003 2002 % point change or % Change ****
Prepaid Package 6% 6% 0 pts
First International Trip 20% 15% 5 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 17.8 17.8 0%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $89 $84 6%
Average Number of States Visited 1.8 1.7 6%

 

Notes:

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: April 2004