Market Profile: Switzerland
Swiss Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Switzerland
SWISS ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

Arrivals

411

406

395

311

254

230

243

-168

% Change

0%

-1%

-3%

-21%

-18%

-9%

6%

-41%



TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

Receipts

$1,146

$1,252

$1,176

$958

$696

$624

n/a

n/a

% Change

2%

9%

-6%

-19%

-27%

-10%

n/a

n/a



SWISS 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

33.6%

82

35.3%

81

PACIFIC

****

****

32.7%

75

SOUTH ATLANTIC

****

****

31.2%

72

California

****

****

29.1%

67

New York

****

****

28.4%

65

Florida

****

****

18.3%

42



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

 

Market Share 2004 ***

Volume 2004 ***

Market Share 2003 ***

Volume 2003 ***

New York City

****

****

27.1%

62



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)

 

2004 ***

2003 ***

% Point Change *****

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

 

 

 

Vacation / Holiday

60%

59%

1

Visit Friends and Relatives

43%

40%

4

Business

28%

37%

-10

Attend Convention

7%

7%

0

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

 

Company or Private Automobile

35%

28%

7

Rented Automobile

34%

39%

-5

Airline in U.S.

31%

31%

0

Rail between Cities

20%

19%

1

Bus between Cities

10%

7%

3




SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)

 

 

 

% point change or % Change *****

 

2004 ***

2003 ***

Prepaid Package

4%

7%

- 4 pts

First International Trip

12%

13%

- 1 pt

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

16.8

14.8

14%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$170

$169

1%

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).

*** For 2004 and 2003, the market share and traveler characteristics data is based upon the combined 2004-2003 and 2003-2002

sample for Switzerland. No estimates would have been available if only the 2004 or 2003 data was used.

The combined sample was weighted to the actual 2004 or 2003 arrivals data to produce an estimate for 2004 and 2003.

**** 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