Market Profile: Germany
German Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Germany
GERMAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 1,985 1,786 1,314 1,190 1,180 1,320 1,416 -569
% Change 4% -10% -26% -9% -1% 12% 7% -29%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS1(in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 pr Change 2005/1999
Receipts $4,398 $4,035 $2,936 $2,934 $2,953 $3,636 n/a n/a
% Change 6% -8% -27% 0% 1% 23% n/a n/a


GERMAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES2
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
SOUTH ATLANTIC 36.4% 515 34.1% 450
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 36.0% 510 32.4% 428
PACIFIC 23.6% 334 24.0% 317
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 13.4% 190 12.3% 162
MOUNTAIN 11.5% 163 15.8% 209
NEW ENGLAND 7.8% 110 7.9% 104
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL ** ** 8.5% 112
         
New York 29.7% 420 27.6% 364
California 21.8% 309 20.8% 275
Florida 19.9% 282 20.1% 265
Massachusetts 6.3% 89 ** **
Nevada ** ** 9.3% 123


GERMAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES2
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
New York City 28.3% 401 24.8% 327
San Francisco 11.7% 166 12.6% 166
Los Angeles 10.1% 143 10.7% 141
Miami 7.6% 108 9.2% 121
Washington, DC 7.3% 103 ** **
Boston 6.0% 85 ** **


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change3
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)      
     Vacation / Holiday 56% 55% 1
     Visit Friends and Relatives 38% 37% 0
     Business 34% 34% 0
     Attend Convention 7% 8% -2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)      
     Rented Automobile 41% 40% 1
     Company or Private Automobile 28% 28% 1
     Airline in U.S 22% 26% -4
     Rail between Cities 13% 15% -1
     Bus between Cities 5% 6% -1


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2005 2004 % Point
Change or
% Change 3
Prepaid Package 12% 8% 3.6 pts.
First International Trip 23% 22% 1 pt.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 17.1 19.8 -14%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $88 $79 11%
Average Number of States Visited 1.7 1.8 -6%

 

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.
 

(n/a) Estimate not yet available.

 
(**)  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