Market Profile: United Kingdom
British Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: The United Kingdom
BRITISH* ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS * (in thousands)
Year
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
 Change 2004/1998
Arrivals
3,975
4,252
4,703
4,097
3,817
3,936
4,303
328
% Change
7%
7%
11%
-13%
-7%
3%
9%
8%

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS** (in millions)
Year
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003r
2004pr
 Change 2004/1998
Receipts
$7,600
$8,398
$9,957
$8,587
$8,177
$8,579
$9,735
$2,135
% Change
7%
11%
19%
-14%
-5%
5%
13%
28%

BRITISH* VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES *** (in thousands)
Market Share 2004
Volume 2004
Market Share 2003
Volume 2003
SOUTH ATLANTIC
41.4%
1,781
42.5%
1,673
MIDDLE ATLANTIC
31.0%
1,334
27.6%
1,086
PACIFIC
17.2%
740
19.0%
748
MOUNTAIN
12.9%
555
12.5%
492
NEW ENGLAND
7.7%
331
7.1%
279
EAST NORTH CENTRAL
7.5%
323
7.7%
303
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL
5.2%
224
4.6%
181
PACIFIC ISLANDS
2.8%
120
3.9%
154
Florida
34.4%
1,480
35.0%
1,378
New York
26.7%
1,149
23.2%
913
California
16.1%
693
17.6%
693
Nevada
9.3%
400
9.5%
374
Massachusetts
5.3%
228
5.4%
213
Illinois
4.9%
211
4.2%
165
Pennsylvania
3.9%
168
****
****
Arizona
3.1%
133
****
****
Hawaii
2.8%
120
3.8%
150
New Jersey
****
****
3.9%
154

BRITISH* VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES *** (in thousands)
Market Share 2004
Volume 2004
Market Share 2003
Volume 2003
New York City
25.6%
1,102
22.1%
870
Orlando
24.5%
1,054
23.8%
937
Las Vegas
9.1%
392
9.2%
362
San Francisco
8.4%
361
8.0%
315
Los Angeles
7.9%
340
9.2%
362
Miami
5.7%
245
5.9%
232
Boston
5.0%
215
4.7%
185
Chicago
4.8%
207
4.0%
157
Washington, DC (Metro)
4.3%
185
4.2%
165
Tampa/St. Petersburg
4.1%
176
4.3%
169
San Diego
1.9%
****
****
****
Florida Keys
****
****
3.4%
134
Honolulu
****
****
2.3%
91

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
2004
2003
% Point Change*****
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
     Vacation / Holiday
76%
74%
2
     Visit Friends and Relatives
31%
32%
0
     Business
16%
19%
-2
     Attend Convention
3%
4%
-1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
     Rented Automobile 36% 36% 0
     Company or Private Automobile 26% 28% -2
     Airline in U.S. 19% 19% 0
      Rail between Cities 9% 9% -1
      Bus between Cities 8% 8% 0

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
2004
2003
% point change or % Change ****
Prepaid Package
25%
22%
2 pts
First International Trip
22%
21%
1 pt
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights)
12.7
12.3
3%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.
$99
$94
5%
Average Number of States Visited
1.5
1.4
7%

 

Notes:
* Denotes residents of England, Scotland ,Wales and Northern Ireland.

** Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.

r - Revised estimate issued in October 2004 by BEA

pr - preliminary estimate, which will be revised in July 2005

*** 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 (BEA)

Publication Date: May 2005