Market Profile: France
French Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: France
FRENCH ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

Arrivals

1,013

1,059

1,087

876

734

689

775

-238

% Change

4%

5%

3%

-19%

-16%

-6%

12%

-23%



TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

Receipts

$2,348

$2,330

$2,637

$2,165

$1,974

$1,739

n/a

n/a

% Change

-6%

-1%

13%

-18%

-9%

-12%

n/a

n/a



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

 

Market Share 2004

Volume 2004

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

31.0%

240

39.2%

270

PACIFIC

30.3%

235

29.8%

205

SOUTH ATLANTIC

30.3%

235

26.4%

182

MOUNTAIN

17.3%

134

14.6%

101

New York

28.4%

220

32.9%

227

California

27.7%

215

28.5%

196

Florida

15.8%

***

***

***



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

 

Market Share 2004

Volume 2004

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

New York City

26.4%

205

31.6%

218

San Francisco

14.1%

109

15.9%

110



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)

 

2004

2003

% Point Change ****

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

 

 

 

Vacation / Holiday

53%

54%

-1

Visit Friends and Relatives

43%

42%

1

Business

30%

31%

-1

Attend Convention

6%

5%

1

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

 

Rented Automobile

34%

30%

4

Airline in U.S.

24%

18%

6

Company or Private Automobile

23%

26%

-3

Rail between Cities

16%

15%

1

Bus between Cities

12%

11%

2

 


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)

 

2004

2003

% point change or % Change ****

Prepaid Package

13%

12%

1 pt

First International Trip

18%

22%

-5 pts

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

16.4

22.4

-27%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$100

$76

32%

Average Number of States Visited

1.6

1.7

-6%

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).

*** 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