Market Profile: India
India Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: India
INDIA ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 228 274 270 257 272 309 345 117
% Change 8% 20% -1% -5% 6% 14% 12% 51%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS1(in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 pr Change 2005/1999
Receipts $861 $1,112 $1,048 $1,093 $1,180 $1,367 n/a n/a
% Change 11% 29% -6% 4% 8% 16% n/a n/a


INDIA VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES2
  Market Share 2005 3 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 46.9% 162 48.1% 149
PACIFIC 34.4% 119 37.6% 116
SOUTH ATLANTIC 28.9% 100 ** **
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 20.6% 71 ** **
MOUNTAIN 15.3% 53 ** **
         
California 31.5% 109 34.7% 107
New York 31.2% 108 31.0% 96
New Jersey 19.3% 67 ** **


INDIA VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES2
  Market Share 2005 3 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
New York City 27.9% 96 26.9% 83
San Francisco 12.7% 44 ** **
Los Angeles 12.3% 42 ** **


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  20053 2004 % Point Change4
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)      
     Visit Friends and Relatives 52% 52% 0
     Business 51% 54% -3
     Vacation / Holiday 24% 26% -2
     Attend Convention 10% 11% -1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)      
     Airline in U.S 36% 41% -5
     Rented Automobile 26% 25% 1
     Company or Private Automobile 20% 19% 1
     Rail between Cities 18% 19% -1
     Bus between Cities 10% 9% 1


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  20053 2004 % Point
Change or
% Change 4
Prepaid Package 3% 3% 0 pts.
First International Trip to U.S. 30% 32% -2 pts.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 55.4 52.6 5%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $47 $52 -10%
Average Number of States Visited 2.1 2.2 -5%

 

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.
 
(pr) Preliminary estimate subject to revision.
 
(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