Abstract of International Travel To and From the U.S. - 1996

1996 PROFILE OF OVERSEAS TRAVELERS TO THE U.S. - INBOUND
REPORTED FROM: SURVEY OF INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVELERS (IFS)

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OVERSEAS TRAVERLERS CHARACTERISTICS: ALL OVERSEAS VISITORS ALL LEISURE VISITORS ALL BUSINESS VISITORS
Total Number of Travelers = 22,628,000 14,343,000 7,001,000
Type of Accommodations*:
Hotel, Motel 84% 86% 89%
Average Number of Nights 7.8 7.8 7.8
Median Number of Nights 5.0 6.0 5.0
Private Home 30% 27% 23%
Average Number of Nights 17.6 15.8 14.4
Median Number of Nights 9.0 10.0 6.0
Other 4% 5% 3%
Mean Number of Nights 15.6 14.8 13.2
Median Number of Nights 6.0 6.0 4.0
Nights Spent in the U.S.:
Average 14.9 13.9 12.5
Median 8.0 8.0 7.0
First International U.S. Trip:
First Time Visitors 25% 32% 12%
Repeat Visitors 75% 68% 89%
U.S. Trips in Last 12 Months:
Mean # of Trips 2.2 1.7 3.4
Median # of trips 1.0 1.0 2.0
U.S. Trips in Last 5 Years:
Mean # of Trips 7 4.8 12.3
Median # of trips 3.0 2.0 7.0

* Multiple Response

NOTE: All percentages listed in this profile can be converted into estimated numbers by multiplying the percentage by 22,658,000 (total overseas travelers to the U.S.), 14,343,000 (total leisure travelers), or 7,001,000 (total business travelers).

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