Market Profile: Venezuela
Venezuelan Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Venezuela
VENEZUELAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change 2003/1997
Arrivals 488 541 552 577 555 396 284 -204
% Change 9% 11% 2% 5% -4% -29% -28% -42%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change 2003/1997
Receipts $1,440 $1,592 $1,697 $1,891 $1,809 $1,374 n/a n/a
% Change 3% 11% 7% 11% -4% -24% n/a n/a


 
VENEZUELAN 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 88.5% 251 80.2% 318
MIDDLE ATLANTIC *** *** 16.4% 65
Florida 84.2% 239 76.1% 301
New York *** *** 15.6% 62


 
VENEZUELAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
Miami 73.2% 208 58.6% 232
Orlando 18.9% 54 *** ***
New York City *** *** 15.4% 61


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2003 2002 % point change or % Change ****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 53% 60% -6
Visit Friends and Relatives 51% 41% 10
Business 31% 25% 6
Attend Convention 3% 10% -7
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 44% 50% -6
Company or Private Automobile 38% 29% 9
Airline in U.S. 17% 17% 0
Bus between Cities 4% 7% -3
Rail between Cities 4% 4% 0


 
SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2003 2002 % point change or % Change ****
Prepaid Package 3% 9% -6 pts
First International Trip 5% 7% -2 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 23.1 15.2 52%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $67 $123 -46%
Average Number of States Visited 1.2 1.3 -8%

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