Market Profile: Taiwan, Republic of China
Taiwanese Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Taiwan, Republic of China
TAIWANESE ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.


TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 453 457 357 288 239 298 319 -134
% Change -1% 1% -22% -19% -17% 25% 7% -30%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS 1(in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Receipts $1,189 $1,184 $917 $794 $659 $885 n/a n/a
% Change 15% 0% -23% -13% -17% 34% n/a n/a


TAIWANESE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES 2
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
PACIFIC 64.5% 206 64.9% 193
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 20.9% 67 18.9% 56
MOUNTAIN 16.1% 51 15.6% 46
SOUTH ATLANTIC 14.5% 46 10.4% 31
PACIFIC ISLANDS 10.3% 33 8.6% 26
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 8.4% 27 8.1% 24
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 6.3% 20 8.0% 24
NEW ENGLAND ** ** 5.0% 15
         
California 59.8% 191 59.6% 178
New York 16.3% 52 14.9% 44
Nevada 12.5% 40 11.0% 33
Washington 6.1% 19 6.1% 18
New Jersey 4.6% 15 4.8% 14
Texas ** ** 6.2% 18


TAIWANESE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES 2
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
Los Angeles 37.4% 119 35.3% 105
San Francisco 19.1% 61 21.9% 65
New York City 15.7% 50 13.9% 41
Las Vegas 11.9% 38 10.7% 32
San Jose 8.1% 26 8.3% 25
Seattle 5.8% 18 5.9% 18


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change 3
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)      
     Vacation / Holiday 53% 51% 2
     Visit Friends and Relatives 43% 50% -7
     Business 39% 37% 2
     Attend Convention 15% 15% 0
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)      
     Company or Private Automobile 42% 41% 1
     Airline in U.S. 36% 40% -4
     Rented Automobile 35% 32% 3
     Bus between Cities 10% 9% 1
     Railbetween Cities 6% 7% -1


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2005 2004-03 % Point
Change or
% Change 3
Prepaid Package 19% 16% 3 pts.
First International Trip to U.S. 24% 23% 1 pt.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 16.7 17.4 -4%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $122 $104 17%
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) 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