Market Profile: Ireland
Ireland Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Ireland
IRISH ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

Arrivals

232

246

286

277

260

254

345

113

% Change

7%

6%

16%

-3%

-6%

-2%

36%

49%



TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

 

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



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

 

Market Share 2004 ***

Volume 2004 ***

Market Share 2003 ***

Volume 2003 ***

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

57.6%

199

32.8%

83

SOUTH ATLANTIC

23.7%

82

37.1%

94

New York

54.4%

188

29.3%

74

Florida

****

****

29.4%

75



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

 

Market Share 2004 ***

Volume 2004 ***

Market Share 2003 ***

Volume 2003 ***

New York City

53.0%

183

28.1%

71



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)

 

2004 ***

2003 ***

% Point Change *****

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

 

 

 

Vacation / Holiday

75%

66%

10

Visit Friends and Relatives

45%

45%

0

Business

14%

22%

-8

Attend Convention

2%

6%

-4

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

 

Airline in U.S.

26%

30%

-4

Rented Automobile

23%

26%

-3

Rail between Cities

19%

11%

9

Company or Private Automobile

17%

21%

-4

Bus between Cities

16%

11%

5



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)

 

 

 

2004 ***

 

2003 ***

% point change or % Change *****

Prepaid Package

10%

13%

- 3pts

First International Trip

28%

21%

- 7 pts

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

14.3

16.2

-12%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$126

$95

33%

Average Number of States Visited

1.5

1.4

7%

 

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).

*** For 2004 and 2003, the market share and traveler characteristics data is based upon the combined 2004-2003 or 2003-2002

sample for Ireland. No estimates would have been available if only the 2003 or 2004 data was used.

The combined sample was weighted to the actual 2003 or 2004 arrivals data to produce a combined estimate for 2003 and 2004.

**** 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: May 2005