Market Profile: Venezuela
Venezuelan Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Venezuela
VENEZUELAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 552 577 555 396 284 330 340 -212
% Change 2% 5% -4% -29% -28% 16% 3% -38%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS 1 (in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Receipts $1,697 $1,891 $1,809 $1,374 $964 $1,110 n/a n/a
% Change 7% 11% -4% -24% -30% 15% n/a n/a


VENEZUELAN 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
SOUTH ATLANTIC 67.3% 229 80.3% 265
         
Florida 64.8% 221 76.0% 251


VENEZUELAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES 2
  Market Share 2005 3 Volume 2005 3 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
Miami 57.4% 195 65.8% 217
Orlando ** ** 17.8% 59


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2005 3 2004 3 % Point Change 4
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)      
     Vacation / Holiday 49% 55% -6
     Visit Friends and Relatives 46% 52% -5
     Business 26% 29% -3
     Attend Convention 6% 4% 2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)      
     Rented Automobile 38% 41% -3
     Company or Private Automobile 29% 39% -10
     Airline in U.S 20% 18% 2
     Rail between Cities 4% 6% -2
     Bus between Cities 2% 4% -2


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2005 3 2004 3 % Point
Change or
% Change 4
Prepaid Package 1% 3% -2 pts.
First International Trip to U.S. 7% 5% 2 pts.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 17.5 13.2 33%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $109 $81 35%
Average Number of States Visited 1.3 1.2 8%

 

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.Similarly, 2005 estimates are based on 2004+2005 weighted proportions applied to 2005 volumes levels.
 
(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