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

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 6,935 7,554 6,316 5,689 5,003 5,802 6,198 -737
% Change 3% 9% -16% -10% -12% 16% 7% -11%

 

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

 

ASIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES1
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
PACIFIC ISLANDS 45.3% 2,808 45.4% 2,634
         
PACIFIC 30.5% 1,890 29.7% 1,723
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 18.5% 1,147 17.9% 1,039
MOUNTAIN 11.4% 707 11.2% 650
SOUTH ATLANTIC 9.9% 614 9.6% 557
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 8.0% 496 7.0% 406
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 3.6% 223 4.1% 238
NEW ENGLAND 3.1% 192 3.3% 191
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL 1.5% 93 1.2% 70
WEST NORTH CENTRAL 1.2% 74 1.8% 104
         
U.S. Mainland 56.0% 3,471 55.9% 3,243
         
Hawaiian Islands 28.6% 1,773 28.5% 1,654
California 28.3% 1,754 27.7% 1,607
Guam 17.2% 1,066 16.9% 981
New York 15.8% 979 14.8% 859
Nevada 9.0% 558 8.4% 487
Illinois 4.8% 298 3.8% 220
New Jersey 4.1% 254 3.4% 197
Texas 3.1% 192 3.2% 186
Washington 3.1% 192 2.6% 151
Florida 2.7% 167 3.8% 220
Massachusetts 2.2% 136 2.5% 145
Arizona 2.2% 136 2.3% 133
Ohio 1.9% 118 1.2% 70
Michigan 1.8% 112 2.0% 116
Georgia 1.7% 105 1.3% 75
Pennsylvania 1.6% 99 2.1% 122
Virginia 1.0% 62 0.4% 23
Colorado 0.9% 56 0.9% 52
Oregon 0.8% 50 1.3% 75
North Carolina 0.8% 50 0.9% 52
Utah 0.7% 43 0.8% 46

 

ASIAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES1
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
Oahu / Honolulu 23.6% 1,463 25.1% 1,456
Los Angeles 15.3% 948 15.1% 876
New York City 14.5% 899 13.8% 801
San Francisco 11.1% 688 11.7% 679
Las Vegas 8.6% 533 8.1% 470
Chicago 4.7% 291 3.6% 209
Washington, DC (Metro) 4.3% 267 3.5% 203
San Jose 3.0% 186 3.0% 174
Seattle 2.9% 180 2.5% 145
Anaheim 2.6% 161 2.6% 151
San Diego 2.4% 149 2.7% 157
Hawaii (The Big Island) 2.1% 130 1.1% 64
Boston 2.1% 130 2.3% 133
Atlanta 1.7% 105 1.1% 64
Maui 1.6% 99 1.8% 104
Orlando 1.5% 93 1.7% 99
Houston 1.3% 81 1.2% 70
Dallas / Ft. Worth 1.2% 74 1.2% 70
Philadelphia 1.1% 68 1.1% 64
Oakland 0.9% 56 0.7% 41
Phoenix 0.8% 50 0.9% 52
Miami 0.8% 50 1.1% 64
Grand Canyon 0.8% 50 1.1% 64
Portland, OR 0.7% 43 1.0% 58
Newark 0.6% 37 0.7% 41
Denver 0.6% 37 ** **
Detroit ** ** 1.5% 87


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change2
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)
     Vacation / Holiday 66% 67% -1
     Visit Friends and Relatives 26% 28% -2
     Business 25% 23% 2
     Attend Convention 9% 9% 0
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)
     Airline in U.S. 27% 26% 1
     Private Automobile 24% 25% -1
     Rented Automobile 24% 25% -1
     Bus between Cities 15% 16% -1
     Rail between Cities 6% 6% 0

 

SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percent Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change or % Change2
Prepaid Package 31% 31% 0 pts.
First International Trip 27% 29% -2 pts.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 14.7 14.8 -1%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $113 $105 8%
Average Number of States Visited 1.4 1.4 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