Market Profile: Central America
Central American Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Regional Profile: Central America
Central American Arrivals To The U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change
2005/1999
Arrivals 731 822 771 704 656 692 696 -35
% Change 5% 12% -6% -9% -7% 5% 1% -5%

 

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

 

CENTRAL AMERICAN 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 51.9% 361 60.3% 417
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 13.9% 97 23.5% 163
         
Florida 42.5% 296 55.7% 385

 

CENTRAL AMERICAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES1
  Market
Share
2005
Volume
2005
Market
Share
2004
Volume
2004
Miami 33.8% 235 49.1% 340

 

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percentage Point Change)
  2005 2004 % Point
Change2
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
     Visit Friends and Relatives 54% 45% 9
     Vacation / Holiday 40% 40% 0
     Business 26% 26% -1
     Attend Convention 10% 8% 2
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
     Company or Private Automobile 39% 41% -2
     Airline in U.S. 27% 15% 12
     Rented Automobile 26% 39% -13
     Rail between Cities 14% 6% 8
     Bus between Cities 6% 7% -1

 

  2005 2004 % Point
Change or
% Change2
Prepaid Package 4% 6% -3 pts
First International Trip to U.S. 9% 6% 3 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 16.5 16.7 -1%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. n/a n/a 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.
 
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