OVERSEAS* VISITORS TO SELECT U.S. STATES AND TERRITORIES 2003-2002

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U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
OVERSEAS* VISITORS TO SELECT U.S. STATES AND TERRITORIES 2003-2002
2003 Rank STATE/TERRITORY VISITATION** 2003 MARKET SHARE 2003 VISITATION (000) 2002 MARKET SHARE 2002 VISITATION (000) 2003/2002 % CHANGE
1 Florida 23.3% 4,200 23.1% 4,416 -5%
1 New York 23.3% 4,200 23.5% 4,492 -7%
3 California 22.1% 3,984 21.2% 4,053 -2%
4 Hawaiian Islands 10.8% 1,947 10.2% 1,950 0%
5 Nevada 7.6% 1,370 6.7% 1,281 7%
6 Guam 4.7% 847 5.6% 1,071 -21%
7 Illinois 4.6% 829 5.6% 1,071 -23%
7 Massachusetts 4.6% 829 4.9% 937 -12%
7 Texas 4.6% 829 4.3% 822 1%
10 New Jersey 3.8% 685 3.7% 707 -3%
11 Pennsylvania 3.4% 613 3.5% 669 -8%
12 Arizona 2.7% 487 2.9% 554 -12%
13 Georgia 2.5% 451 3.1% 593 -24%
14 Michigan 2.0% 361 1.9% 363 -1%
15 Washington 1.9% 342 1.9% 363 -6%
16 Ohio 1.8% 324 1.7% 325 0%
17 Colorado 1.6% 288 2.0% 382 -25%
18 Connecticut 1.4% 252 1.4% 268 -6%
18 North Carolina 1.4% 252 1.6% 306 -18%
18 Utah 1.4% 252 1.5% 287 -12%
21 Virginia 1.3% 234 1.5% 287 -18%
22 Louisiana 1.2% 216 1.4% 268 -19%
23 Maryland 1.1% 198 1.2% 229 -14%
24 Oregon 0.9% 162 0.9% 172 -6%
24 Tennessee 0.9% 162 1.0% 191 -15%
26 Indiana 0.8% 144 0.7% 134 7%
26 South Carolina 0.8% 144 0.9% 172 -16%
28 Wisconsin 0.6% 108 0.7% 134 -19%
29 Minnesota 0.5% 90 0.9% 172 -48%
29 Missouri 0.5% 90 0.5% 96 -6%
29 New Hampshire 0.5% 90 0.7% 134 -33%
29 New Mexico 0.5% 90 0.5% 96 -6%
29 Alabama 0.4% 72 0.4% 76 -5%
34 Kentucky 0.4% 72 0.5% 96 -25%
34 Rhode Island 0.4% 72 0.4% 76 -5%
Maine ** ** 0.6% 115 **
Vermont ** ** 0.5% 96 **
Wyoming ** ** 0.3% 57 **
Oklahoma ** ** 0.2% 38 **

* Excludes Canada and Mexico

** Some States not shown due to low sampling size of overseas visitors (i.e. less than 100 respondents 2002 & 2003)
For more information please contact the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries

Release Date: April 2004