Market Profile: Australia
Australian Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Australia
AUSTRALIAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 483 540 426 407 406 520 582 99
% Change 5% 12% -21% -4% 0% 28% 12% 20%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS1 (in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 pr Change 2005/1999
Receipts $1,735 $1,856 $1,382 $1,473 $1,502 $2,074 $2,180 $445
% Change 11% 7% -26% 7% 2% 38% 5% 26%


AUSTRALIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES2
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
PACIFIC ISLANDS ** ** 19.4% 101
         
PACIFIC 56.5% 329 52.2% 271
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 44.8% 261 36.0% 187
MOUNTAIN 27.9% 162 24.6% 128
SOUTH ATLANTIC 21.1% 123 18.9% 98
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 8.8% 51 9.8% 51
NEW ENGLAND 7.5% 44 7.4% 38
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 6.0% 35 7.6% 40
         
California 53.8% 313 49.8% 259
New York 41.9% 244 32.2% 167
Nevada 20.1% 117 16.5% 86
Florida 9.3% 54 7.5% 39
Illinois 5.7% 33 6.0% 31
Massachusetts 5.5% 32 4.9% 25
Hawaii Islands ** ** 19.4% 101


AUSTRALIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES2
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
New York City 40.4% 235 31.1% 162
Los Angeles 35.2% 205 32.1% 167
Las Vegas 19.7% 115 15.7% 82
San Francisco 17.1% 99 16.1% 84
Anaheim 12.5% 73 8.2% 43
Washington D.C. (Metro) 7.8% 45 8.1% 42
Boston 5.3% 31 4.4% 23
Chicago ** ** 5.5% 29


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change 3
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
     Vacation / Holiday 67% 67% 0
     Visit Friends and Relatives 56% 49% 7
     Business 19% 23% -4
     Attend Convention 13% 13% 0
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
     Airline in U.S. 49% 49% 0
     Company or Private Automobile 32% 32% -1
     Rented Automobile 28% 29% -1
     Rail between Cities 14% 13% 1
     Bus between Cities 12% 13% -1


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2005 2004 % Point
Change or
% Change3
Prepaid Package 11% 15% -4 pts.
First International Trip to U.S. 33% 34% -1 pt.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 23.7 20.4 16%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $100 $99 1%
Average Number of States Visited 2.2 2.1 5%

 

Notes:
(1) Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.
 
(2) Only census region, state, and city destinations having a sample size of 100 or more are displayed. Due to quarterly data weighting by country and port of entry, some unreported destinations may have a higher proportion of total than those reported.
 
(3)      Percentage-point and percentage changes are based on non-rounded data.
 
(pr)    Preliminary estimate subject to revision.
 
(**)    Estimate not shown due to sample size fewer than 100.
 
Note: This profile shows only a few of the 35 travel characteristics data reported on international arrivals to the U.S. Additional information may be obtained for a fee. To learn more, please visit our website: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/research/programs/ifs/index.html
 
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries; Bureau of Economic Analysis
 
Publication Date: May 2006