Market Profile: Korea
Korean Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Korea
KOREAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 499 662 618 639 618 627 705 206
% Change 37% 33% -7% 3% -3% 1% 12% 41%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS 1(in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Receipts $1,251 $2,216 $1,927 $2,175 $2,151 $2,218 n/a n/a
% Change 26% 77% -13% 13% -1% 3% n/a n/a


KOREAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES 2
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 39.7% 280 31.4% 197
PACIFIC 39.0% 275 44.7% 280
         
California 35.8% 252 43.5% 273
New York 33.8% 238 26.1% 164


KOREAN VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES1
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
New York City 32.4% 228 24.4% 153
Los Angeles 19.4% 137 18.8% 118
San Francisco 14.0% 99 22.8% 143


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  20052 2004 % Point Change3
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)      
     Vacation / Holiday 48% 47% 1
     Visit Friends and Relatives 34% 36% -2
     Business 41% 35% 6
     Attend Convention 10% 11% -1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)      
     Airline in U.S 32% 30% -6
     Company or Private Automobile 27% 37% 2
     Rented Automobile 25% 31% -10
     Bus between Cities 11% 8% 3
     Rail between Cities 6% 7% -1


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2005 2004 % Point
Change or
% Change 3
Prepaid Package 18% 17% 1 pt.
First International Trip to U.S. 24% 25% -2 pts
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 21.4 27.0 -21%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $102 $63 62%
Average Number of States Visited 1.7 1.6 6%

 

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