Market Profile: India
India Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: INDIA
INDIA ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

 

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Arrivals 173 211 228 274 270 257 272 99
% Change 21% 22% 8% 20% -1% -5% 6% 57%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)
Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Change
2003/1997
Receipts $634 $779 $861 $1,112 $1,048 $1,093 n/a n/a
% Change 17% 23% 11% 29% -6% 4% n/a n/a


INDIA 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 42.9% 117 46.1% 118
PACIFIC 41.4% 113 36.1% 93
California 40.0% 109 34.0% 87
New York *** *** 34.6% 89


INDIA VISITATION ESTIMATES
(Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES **
  Market Share 2003 Volume 2003 Market Share 2002 Volume 2002
*** *** *** *** ***


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2003 2002 % Point Change
****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
Visit Friends and Relatives 52% 58% -6
Business 51% 48% 3
Vacation / Holiday 27% 28% -1
Attend Convention 10% 13% -3
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
Airline in U.S. 42% 39% 3
Company or Private Automobile 29% 27% 2
Rented Automobile 20% 27% -7
Rail between Cities 18% 17% 1
Bus between Cities 10% 7% 3


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2003 2002 % point change or % Change
****
Prepaid Package 3% 3% 0 pts
First International Trip 28% 22% 6 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 40.4 48.6 -17%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $56 $40 40%
Average Number of States Visited 1.9 2.1 -10%

 

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