Market Profile: Sweden
Swedish Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Sweden
SWEDISH ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 314 322 231 204 211 254 291 -23
% Change 4% 3% -28% -12% 3% 20% 14% -7%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS 1(in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Receipts $674 $741 $536 $500 $513 $677 n/a n/a
% Change 0% 10% -28% -7% 3% 32% n/a n/a


SWEDISH 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 51.4% 149 27.3% 69
SOUTH ATLANTIC ** ** 32.3% 82
         
New York 47.0% 137 26.1% 66


SWEDISH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES 2
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
New York City 45.2% 131 25.5% 65


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2005 2004-03 % Point Change 3
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)      
     Vacation / Holiday 65% 52% 13
     Visit Friends and Relatives 42% 52% -10
     Business 25% 31% -5
     Attend Convention 7% 12% -5
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)      
     Company or Private Automobile 33% 34% -1
     Rented Automobile 27% 29% -3
     Airline in U.S. 25% 24% 2
     Rail between Cities 13% 14% -1
     Bus between Cities 10% 7% 3


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2005 2004-03 % Point
Change or
% Change 3
Prepaid Package 4% 7% -3 pts.
First International Trip to U.S. 27% 27% 0 pts.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 18.7 19.4 -4%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $89 $77 16%
Average Number of States Visited 1.5 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. 
 
(**)  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