Market Profile: Italy
Italian Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Italy
ITALIAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 626 612 472 406 409 471 546 -80
% Change 2% -2% -23% -14% 1% 15% 16% -13%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS1(in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Receipts $1,691 $1,590 $1,147 $1,107 $1,130 $1,335 n/a n/a
% Change -11% -6% -28% -3% 2% 18% n/a n/a


ITALIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES 2
  Market Share 2005 3 Volume 20053 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 60.0% 327 47.3% 223
SOUTH ATLANTIC ** ** 34.3% 162
         
New York 54.7% 298 42.4% 200


ITALIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES2 (in thousands)
  Market Share 2005 3 Volume 2005 3 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
New York City 53.5% 292 41.2% 194


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  20053 2004 % Point Change4
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)      
     Vacation / Holiday 61% 56% 5
     Visit Friends and Relatives 38% 33% 5
     Business 28% 33% -5
     Attend Convention 11% 8% 3
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)      
     Rented Automobile 29% 31% -1
     Company or Private Automobile 25% 33% -8
     Airline in U.S 19% 27% -8
     Rail between Cities 16% 10% 6
     Bus between Cities 10% 10% 0


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2005 3 2004 % Point
Change or
% Change 4
Prepaid Package 17% 16% 0 pts.
First International Trip to the U.S. 28% 37% -9 pts.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 15.5 17.0 -9%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. n/a n/a n/a
Average Number of States Visited 1.6 1.8 -11%

 

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) Due to low respondent base, 2005 estimates are based on 2004 plus 2005 weighted proportions applied to 2005 volume totals.
 
(4) 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