Market Profile: The Netherlands
Dutch Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: The Netherlands
DUTCH ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Arrivals 473 490 527 553 412 384 374 -99
% Change 8% 4% 8% 5% -25% -7% -3% -21%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Receipts $972 $922 $1,216 $1,288 $1,045 $1,024 n/a n/a
% Change -15% -5% 32% 6% -19% -2% n/a n/a


DUTCH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 33.9% 127 37.3% 143
SOUTH ATLANTIC 30.9% 116 27.6% 106
PACIFIC 27.7% 104 *** ***
New York 30.2% 113 30.1% 116
California 25.2% 94 *** ***


DUTCH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
New York City 27.0% 101 27.0% 104


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2003 2002 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 54% 53% 1
Visit Friends and Relatives 39% 43% -4
Business 34% 35% -1
Attend Convention 12% 12% 0
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 35% 35% 0
Private Automobile 30% 26% 4
Airline in U.S. 27% 22% 5
Rail between Cities 17% 22% -5
Bus between Cities 6% 7% -1


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2003 2002 % point change or % Change
****
Prepaid Package 9% 7% -2 pts
First International Trip 24% 18% 6 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 14.3 12.4 15%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $95 $80 19%
Average Number of States Visited 1.8 1.6 13%


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