Market Profile: Caribbean
Caribbean Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Regional Profile: Caribbean
Caribbean Arrivals To The U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 1,258 1,331 1,202 1,053 998 1,095 1,135 -123
% Change 8% 6% -10% -12% -5% 10% 4% -10%

 

TRENDS IN RECEIPTS (in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Receipts n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
% Change n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

 

CARIBBEAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES1
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
SOUTH ATLANTIC 54.6% 620 59.2% 648
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 41.0% 465 43.0% 471
         
Florida 48.6% 552 55.1% 603
New York 36.7% 417 37.7% 413

 

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change2
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
     Visit Friends and Relatives 55% 44% 11
     Vacation / Holiday 40% 42% -2
     Business 25% 32% -7
     Attend Convention 4% 8% -4
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
     Company or Private Automobile 39% 35% 4
     Rented Automobile 23% 27% -5
     Airline in U.S. 21% 15% 7
     Rail between Cities 7% 11% -4
     Bus between Cities 11% 10% 1

 

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change or % Change2
Prepaid Package 3% 7% -5 pts.
First International Trip to U.S. 12% 7% 5 pts.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 11.3 11.3 0%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. n.a. $122 n.a.
Average Number of States Visited 1.2 1.2 0%

 

Notes:
(1) 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.
 
(2) Percentage-point and percentage changes are based on non-rounded data.
 
(n/a) Estimate not 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