Market Profile: Middle East
Middle Eastern Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Regional Profile: Middle East
MIDDLE EASTERN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS
(in thousands)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

Arrivals

587

625

702

644

483

447

502

-85

% Change

6%

6%

12%

-8%

-25%

-7%

12%

-14%



TRENDS IN RECEIPTS*
(in millions)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

Receipts

$2,403

$2,144

$2,235

$2,155

$1,455

$1,352

n/a

n/a

% Change

4%

-11%

4%

-4%

-32%

-7%

n/a

n/a



MIDDLE EASTERN 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

61.2%

307

70.9%

317

SOUTH ATLANTIC

***

***

***

***

New York

57.8%

290

64.0%

286



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

 

Market Share 2004

Volume 2004

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

New York City

57.4%

288

62.2%

278



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)

 

2004

2003

% Point Change ****

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

 

 

 

Visit Friends and Relatives

51%

53%

-2

Vacation / Holiday

40%

49%

-9

Business

37%

31%

6

Attend Convention

7%

8%

-1

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

Airline in U.S.

40%

n/a

n/a

Company or Private Automobile

25%

n/a

n/a

Rented Automobile

19%

n/a

n/a

Rail between Cities

14%

n/a

n/a

Bus between Cities

7%

n/a

n/a



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)

 

2004

2003

% point change or % Change ****

Prepaid Package

4%

1%

-4 pts

First International Trip

20%

n/a

n/a

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

18.7

24.1

-22%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

n/a

n/a

n/a

Average Number of States Visited

1.7

1.7

0%


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: June 2005