Market Profile: Ireland
Irish Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Ireland
IRISH ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 246 286 277 260 254 345 383 137
% Change 6% 16% -3% -6% -2% 36% 11% 56%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS1(in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 pr Change 2005/1999
  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
% Change n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a


IRISH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES2 (in thousands)
  Market Share 2005 3 Volume 20053 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 71.5% 274 57.6% 199
SOUTH ATLANTIC ** ** 23.7% 82
         
New York 67.0% 257 54.4% 188


IRISH VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES2 (in thousands)
  Market Share 2005 3 Volume 2005 3 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
New York City 66.0% 253 53.0% 183


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  20053 2004 % Point Change4
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)      
     Vacation / Holiday 77% 75% 1
     Visit Friends and Relatives 39% 45% -6
     Business 12% 14% -2
     Attend Convention 3% 2% 1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)      
     Rented Automobile 24% 23% 1
     Company or Private Automobile 24% 17% 7
     Airline in U.S 23% 26% -3
     Rail between Cities 16% 19% -3
     Bus between Cities 15% 16% 0


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2005 3 2004 % Point
Change or
% Change 4
Prepaid Package 9% 10% -1 pt.
First International Trip to U.S. 31% 28% 3 pts.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 13.1 14.3 -8%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $123 $126 -2%
Average Number of States Visited 1.5 1.5 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