Market Profile: Mexico
Mexican Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Mexico
MEXICAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S. VIA AIR

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Total Arrivals
(revised)
8,554
9,249
9,928 10,596 11,567 11,440 10,526 1,972
% Change 1% 8% 7% 7% 9% -1% -8% 23%
Air Arrivals 1,304 1,421 1,489 1,737 1,513 1,437 1,359 55
% Change 19% 9% 5% 17% -13% -5% -5% 4%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Receipts $3,438 $3,818 $4,114 $5,162 $5,320 $5,507 $5,675 $2,237
% Change 14% 11% 8% 25% 3% 4% 3% 65%


MEXICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
PACIFIC 36.2% 492 29.1% 418
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 21.0% 285 17.5% 251
SOUTH ATLANTIC 18.7% 254 *** ***
MOUNTAIN 17.4% 236 26.0% 374
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 10.6% 144 10.2% 147
California 32.3% 439 27.3% 392
Texas 20.6% 280 15.7% 226
Florida 15.2% 207 *** ***
New York 10.0% 136 *** ***
Nevada *** *** 18.2% 262
Arizona *** *** 5.7% 82


MEXICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
Los Angeles 21.6% 294 21.1% 303
Miami 11.4% 155 *** ***
New York 9.8% 133 *** ***
Las Vegas *** *** 17.7% 254
Phoenix *** *** 5.0% 72


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2003 2002 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 54% 51% 3
Business 35% 35% -1
Visit Friends and Relatives 34% 29% 5
Attend Convention 8% 14% -6
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 34% 33% 1
Company or Private Automobile 26% 27% -1
Airline in U.S. 15% 21% -6
Rail between Cities 9% 8% 1
Bus between Cities 95 7% 2


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2003 2002 % point change or % Change
****
Prepaid Package 10% 11% -2 pts
First International Trip 7% 7% 0 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 9.1 9.5 -4%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $125 $141 -11%
Average Number of States Visited 1.2 1.2 0%

Notes:

The only figures revised on this profile are the total Mexican arrivals to the USA. All other figures have not changed.

* 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, revised January 2005