Market Profile: Japan
Japanese Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Japan
JAPANESE ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

% Change 2004/1998

Arrivals

4,885

4,826

5,061

4,083

3,627

3,170

3,748

-1,137

% Change

-9%

-1%

5%

-19%

-11%

-13%

18%

-23%



TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004pr

% Change 2004/1998

Receipts

$9,424

$9,711

$10,238

$8,902

$8,492

$7,595

$9,343

-$81

% Change

-15%

3%

5%

-13%

-5%

-11%

23%

-1%



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

 

Market Share 2004

Volume 2004

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

PACIFIC ISLANDS

63.7%

2,387

62.7%

1,988

PACIFIC

18.5%

693

20.1%

637

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

10.1%

379

11.0%

349

MOUNTAIN

7.6%

285

7.2%

228

SOUTH ATLANTIC

5.6%

210

5.5%

174

EAST NORTH CENTRAL

4.7%

176

5.9%

187

WEST SOUTH CENTRAL

2.4%

90

2.8%

89

NEW ENGLAND

1.6%

60

2.3%

73

WEST NORTH CENTRAL

1.1%

41

***

***

EAST SOUTH CENTRAL

1.1%

41

***

***

U.S. MAINLAND

37.4%

1,402

38.7%

1,227

Hawaiian Islands

41.2%

1,544

43.2%

1,369

Guam

22.4%

840

19.6%

621

California

16.8%

630

18.6%

590

New York

9.0%

337

9.5%

301

Nevada

5.9%

221

5.5%

174

Florida

2.2%

82

1.9%

60

Illinois

2.1%

79

2.5%

79

Texas

1.7%

64

2.4%

76

Arizona

1.6%

60

1.4%

44

Washington

1.6%

60

1.9%

60

Michigan

1.5%

56

***

***

Massachusetts

1.2%

45

1.8%

57

New Jersey

1.2%

45

1.1%

35

Pennsylvania

0.7%

26

***

***

Ohio

***

***

1.7%

54



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

 

Market Share 2004

Volume 2004

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

Honolulu

36.6%

1,372

38.0%

1,205

Los Angeles

9.3%

349

10.1%

320

New York City

8.6%

322

9.2%

292

Waikki Beach

6.6%

247

***

***

Las Vegas

5.8%

217

5.3%

168

San Francisco

5.8%

217

6.6%

209

Maui

2.6%

97

3.2%

101

Chicago

1.9%

71

2.4%

76

San Diego

1.9%

71

1.7%

54

Anaheim

1.7%

64

2.2%

70

Hawaii (Big Island)

1.5%

56

1.3%

41

Seattle

1.5%

56

1.6%

51

D.C. Metro Area

1.4%

52

***

***

San Jose

1.3%

49

1.8%

57

Washington, DC

1.3%

49

1.9%

60

Boston

1.1%

41

1.8%

57

Orlando

1.1%

41

***

***



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)

 

2004

2003

% Point Change ****

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

 

 

 

Vacation / Holiday

79%

76%

3

Visit Friends and Relatives

18%

19%

-1

Business

14%

17%

-3

Attend Convention

6%

7%

-1

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

 

Rented Automobile

23%

25%

-2

Airline in U.S.

20%

22%

-2

Private Automobile

19%

21%

-2

Bus between Cities

19%

17%

2

Rail between Cities

5%

5%

0

 

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)

 

2004

2003

% point change or % Change ****

Prepaid Package

42%

40%

2 pts

First International Trip

30%

31%

-1 pts

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

7.7

8.8

-13%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$158

$139

14%

Average Number of States Visited

1.2

1.3

-8%

 

Notes:

* 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).

pr - Preliminary will be Revised.

*** 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