Market Profile: United Kingdom
British Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: The United Kingdom
BRITISH* ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS * (in thousands)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Arrivals 3,721 3,975 4,252 4,703 4,097 3,817 3,936 215
% Change 15% 7% 7% 11% -13% -7% 3% 6%

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS** (in millions)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Receipts $7,102 $7,600 $8,398 $9,957 $8,587 $8,177 $8,666 $1,564
% Change 10% 7% 11% 19% -14% -5% 6% 22%

BRITISH* VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES *** (in thousands)
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
SOUTH ATLANTIC 42.5% 1,673 43.1% 1,645
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 27.6% 1,086 28.0% 1,069
PACIFIC 19.0% 748 18.9% 721
MOUNTAIN 12.5% 492 11.6% 443
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 7.7% 303 8.1% 309
NEW ENGLAND 7.1% 279 8.4% 321
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 4.6% 181 5.7% 218
PACIFIC ISLANDS 3.9% 154 2.1% 80
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL **** **** 2.7% 103
Florida 35.0% 1,378 33.9% 1,294
New York 23.2% 913 23.9% 912
California 17.6% 693 17.3% 660
Nevada 9.5% 374 7.9% 302
Massachusetts 5.4% 213 6.3% 240
Illinois 4.2% 165 4.4% 168
New Jersey 3.9% 154 3.8% 145
Hawaii 3.8% 150 2.1% 80
Texas **** **** 4.1% 156
Pennsylvania **** **** 4.4% 168
Arizona **** **** 2.1% 80

BRITISH* VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES *** (in thousands)
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
Orlando 23.8% 937 23.3% 889
New York City 22.1% 870 22.7% 866
Los Angeles 9.2% 362 9.6% 366
Las Vegas 9.2% 362 7.6% 290
San Francisco 8.0% 315 8.0% 305
Miami 5.9% 232 6.1% 233
Boston 4.7% 185 5.6% 214
Tampa/St. Petersburg 4.3% 169 4.0% 153
Washington, DC (Metro) 4.2% 165 5.4% 206
Chicago 4.0% 157 4.3% 164
Florida Keys 3.4% 134 2.5% 95
Honolulu 2.3% 91 **** ****
Philadelphia **** **** 3.1% 118
San Diego **** **** 2.0% 76

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2003 2002 % Point Change
*****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 74% 69% 5
Visit Friends and Relatives 32% 34% -2
Business 19% 23% -4
Attend Convention 4% 5% -1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 36% 36% 0
Private Automobile 28% 28% 0
Airline in U.S. 19% 22% -3
Rail between Cities 9% 8% 1
Bus between Cities 8% 8% 0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2003 2002 % point change or % Change *****
Prepaid Package 22% 21% 1 pt
First International Trip 21% 16% 5 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 12.3 13.6 -10%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $94 $89 6%
Average Number of States Visited 1.4 1.5 -7%

 

Notes:

* Denotes residents of England, Scotland ,Wales and Northern Ireland.

** 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