Market Profile: Switzerland
Swiss Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Switzerland
SWISS ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Arrivals 410 411 406 395 311 254 230 -180
% Change -2% 0% -1% -3% -21% -18% -9% -44%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Receipts $1,124 $1,146 $1,252 $1,176 $958 $696 n/a n/a
% Change -18% 2% 9% -6% -19% -27% n/a n/a


SWISS 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 35.3% 81 38.3% 97
PACIFIC 32.7% 75 26.3% 67
SOUTH ATLANTIC 31.2% 72 32.7% 83
MOUNTAIN 13.8% 32 **** ****
NEW ENGLAND 8.3% 19 **** ****
California 29.1% 67 25.6% 65
New York 28.4% 65 33.0% 84


SWISS VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2003 *** Volume 2003 *** Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
New York City 27.1% 62 30.5% 77
Los Angeles 16.7% 38 **** ****


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2003 *** 2002 % Point Change
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Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 59% 53% 6
Visit Friends and Relatives 40% 37% 3
Business 37% 46% -8
Attend Convention 7% 9% -2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile 39% 36% 2
Airline in U.S. 31% 30% 1
Company or Private Automobile 28% 27% 1
Rail between Cities 19% 18% 1
Bus between Cities 7% 5% 3



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2003 *** 2002 % point change or % Change *****
First International Trip 13% 11% 2 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 14.8% 13.7 8%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $169 $117 44%
Average Number of States Visited 1.7 1.9 -11%

 

Notes:
 
n/a - Information not available
 
* For 2003, the market share and traveler characteristics data is based upon the combined 2002-2003 sample.
No estimates would have been available if only the 2003 data was used.
The combined sample was weighted to the 2003 arrivals data to produce an estimate for 2003.
 
** 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