Market Profile: Central America
Central American Arrivals to the U.S.
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Regional Profile: Central America
CENTRAL AMERICAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

Arrivals

697

731

822

771

704

656

692

(5)

% Change

24%

5%

12%

-6%

-9%

-7%

5%

-1%



TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

Receipts

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

% Change

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a



CENTRAL AMERICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **

 

Market Share 2004

Volume 2004

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

SOUTH ATLANTIC

60.3%

417

54.8%

359

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

23.5%

163

20.2%

133

PACIFIC

10.2%

71

***

***

EAST NORTH CENTRAL

3.6%

25

***

***

WEST SOUTH CENTRAL

7.9%

55

15.7%

103

Florida

55.7%

385

48.3%

317

Texas

7.2%

50

14.8%

97

New York

21.6%

149

15.9%

104

California

9.8%

68

***

***



CENTRAL AMERICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **

 

Market Share 2004

Volume 2004

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

Miami

49.1%

340

41.3%

271

New York City

20.5%

142

15.1%

99



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)

 

2004

2003

% Point Change ****

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

 

 

 

Visit Friends and Relatives

45%

53%

-8

Vacation / Holiday

40%

45%

-5

Business

26%

19%

7

Attend Convention

8%

10%

-2

Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)

 

Company or Private Automobile

41%

42%

-1

Rented Automobile

39%

35%

4

Airline in U.S.

15%

16%

-1

Rail between Cities

6%

7%

-1

Bus between Cities

7%

4%

3



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

2004

2003

% point change or % Change ****

Prepaid Package

6%

6%

0 pts

First International Trip

6%

22%

-17 pts

Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)

16.7

13.5

24%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

***

$95

n/a

Average Number of States Visited

1.2

1.2

0%


Notes:

* Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.

n/a - Information not available

** 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: June 2005