Market Profile: Colombia
Colombian Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: COLOMBIA
COLOMBIAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

 

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Arrivals 318 368 416 417 372 321 280 -38
% Change 27% 16% 13% 0% -11% -14% -13% -12%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
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


COLOMBIAN 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 77.5% 217 75.2% 241
MIDDLE ATLANTIC *** *** 28.6% 92
Florida 74.2% 208 67.6% 217
New York *** *** 25.2% 81


COLOMBIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
Miami 66.3% 186 57.7% 185
New York City *** *** 24.7% 79


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2003 2002 % Point Change ****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Vacation / Holiday 57% 50% 7
Visit Friends and Relatives 48% 58% -10
Business 21% 23% -2
Attend Convention 8% 11% -3
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Rented Automobile *** 38% n/a
Company or Private Automobile *** 36% n/a
Airline in U.S. *** 28% n/a
Rail between Cities *** 12% n/a
Bus between Cities *** 10% n/a


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2003 2002 % point change or % Change ****
Prepaid Package 7% 5% 3 pts
First International Trip *** 18% n/a
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 23.6 32.2 -27%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. *** $59 n/a
Average Number of States Visited 1.3 1.5 -13%


Notes:

n/a - 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