Market Profile: China
Chinese Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: China
CHINESE ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.
(This is a combined People's Republic of China and Hong Kong Profile)


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

Total Arrivals ****

422

384

453

403

361

271

326

-96

% Change

-2%

-9%

18%

-11%

-10%

-25%

20%

-23%

Arrivals People's Republic of China

209

191

249

232

226

157

203

-6

% Change

0%

-9%

30%

-7%

-3%

-31%

29%

-3%

Arrivals from Hong Kong

213

193

203

170

135

114

123

-90

% Change

-4%

-9%

5%

-16%

-21%

-16%

8%

-42%



TRENDS IN RECEIPTS* (in millions)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Change 2004/1998

Total Receipts

$1,886

$1,475

$1,934

$1,659

$1,372

$1,050

n/a

n/a

% Change

2%

-22%

31%

-14%

-17%

-23%

n/a

n/a

Receipts People's Republic of China

$1,140

$777

$1,120

$1,012

$958

$690

n/a

n/a

% Change

4%

-32%

44%

-10%

-5%

-28%

n/a

n/a

Receipts from Hong Kong

$746

$698

$814

$647

$414

$360

n/a

n/a

% Change

1%

-6%

17%

-21%

-36%

-13%

n/a

n/a



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

 

Market Share 2004 ***

Volume 2004 ***

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

PACIFIC

52.2%

170

53.3%

144

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

34.4%

112

****

****

MOUNTAIN

20.1%

66

****

****

SOUTH ATLANTIC

18.3%

60

****

****

California

49.0%

160

49.8%

135

New York

29.1%

95

****

****



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

 

Market Share 2004 ***

Volume 2004 ***

Market Share 2003

Volume 2003

Los Angeles

28.8%

94

****

****

New York City

27.3%

89

****

****

San Francisco

24.1%

79

****

****



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)

 

2004 ***

2003

% Point Change *****

Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)

 

 

 

Business

56%

58%

-2

Visit Friends and Relatives

41%

42%

-1

Vacation / Holiday

39%

39%

0

Attend Convention

14%

12%

2

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

 

Airline in U.S.

44%

38%

6

Company or Private Automobile

34%

36%

-2

Rented Automobile

29%

24%

5

Bus between Cities

10%

10%

0

Rail between Cities

9%

7%

2



SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)

 

 

 

2004 ***

 

2003

% point change or % Change *****

Prepaid Package

9%

8%

1 pt

First International Trip

29%

26%

3 pts

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

23.4

21.0

11%

Daily Visitor Spending in U.S.

$99

$115

-14%

Average Number of States Visited

1.8

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).

Respondent base includes China and Hong Kong combined to provide a China estimate

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

sample for the combined China/Hong Kong profile. No estimates would have been available if only the 2004 data was used.

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

**** 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