Market Profile: Switzerland
Swiss Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Switzerland
SWISS ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 406 395 311 254 230 243 257 -149
% Change -1% -3% -21% -18% -9% 6% 6% -37%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS 1(in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Receipts $1,252 $1,176 $958 $696 $624 $670 n/a n/a
% Change 9% -6% -19% -27% -10% 7% n/a n/a


SWISS VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES 2
  Market Share 20053 Volume 20053 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 40.6% 104 33.6% 82
         
New York 33.4% 86 ** **


SWISS 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 31.2% 80 ** **


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2005 3 2004 3 % Point Change 4
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)      
     Vacation / Holiday 53% 60% -7
     Visit Friends and Relatives 38% 43% -6
     Business 31% 28% 4
     Attend Convention 9% 7% 1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)      
     Company or Private Automobile 27% 35% -8
     Rented Automobile 26% 34% -8
     Airline in U.S. 31% 31% 0
     Rail between Cities 24% 20% 4
     Bus between Cities 6% 10% -4


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2005 3 2004-03 % Point
Change or
% Change 4
Prepaid Package 6% 4% 2 pts.
First International Trip to U.S. 11% 12% -1 pt.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 16.1 16.8 -4%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $131 $170 -23%
Average Number of States Visited 1.6 1.6 0%

 

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) Due to low respondent base, 2005 estimates are based on 2004 plus 2005 weighted proportions applied to 2005 volume totals.
 
(4) 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