Market Profile: United Kingdom
British Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: United Kingdom
BRITISH 1 ARRIVALS TO THE U.S. VIA AIR

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 4,252 4,703 4,097 3,817 3,936 4,303 4,345 93
% Change 7% 11% -13% -7% 3% 9% 1% 2%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS 2(in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 pr Change 2005/1999
Receipts $8,398 $9,957 $8,587 $8,177 $8,579 $9,576 $10,623 $2,225
% Change 11% 19% -14% -5% 5% 12% 11% 26%


BRITISH AIR VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES 3
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
SOUTH ATLANTIC 41.7% 1,812 41.4% 1,781
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 31.8% 1,382 31.0% 1,334
PACIFIC 18.9% 821 17.2% 740
MOUNTAIN 13.3% 578 12.9% 555
NEW ENGLAND 6.5% 282 7.7% 331
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 6.2% 269 7.5% 323
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 4.1% 178 5.2% 224
PACIFIC ISLANDS 2.4% 104 2.8% 120
         
Florida 34.3% 1,490 34.4% 1,480
New York 27.8% 1,208 26.7% 1,149
California 17.9% 778 16.1% 693
Nevada 10.3% 448 9.3% 400
Massachusetts 4.5% 196 5.3% 228
Illinois 3.8% 165 4.9% 211
Hawaii 2.4% 104 2.8% 120
Pennsylvania ** ** 3.9% 168
Arizona ** ** 3.1% 133


BRITISH AIR VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES 3
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
New York City 26.9% 1,169 25.6% 1,102
Orlando 24.4% 1,060 24.5% 1,054
Las Vegas 10.1% 439 9.1% 392
San Francisco 9.4% 408 8.4% 361
Los Angeles 8.3% 361 7.9% 340
Miami 6.6% 287 5.7% 245
Tampa/St. Petersburg 5.5% 239 4.1% 176
Washington, DC (Metro) 4.1% 178 4.3% 185
Boston 3.8% 165 5.0% 215
Chicago ** ** 4.8% 207
San Diego ** ** 1.9% 82


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change 4
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)      
     Vacation / Holiday 75% 76% -1
     Visit Friends and Relatives 32% 31% 0
     Business 16% 16% 0
     Attend Convention 3% 3% 0
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)      
     Rented Automobile 36% 36% 0
     Company or Private Automobile 24% 26% -2
     Airline in U.S 19% 19% 0
     Rail between Cities 8% 9% 0
     Bus between Cities 8% 8% 0


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2005 2004 % Point
Change or
% Change 3
Prepaid Package 25% 25% 0 pts.
First International Trip to U.S. 17% 22% -5 pts.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 12.6 12.7 -1%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $104 $99 5%
Average Number of States Visited 1.4 1.5 -7%

 

Notes:
(1) Denotes residents of England, Scotland ,Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
(2) Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.
 
(3) 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.
 
(4) 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