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The 2013-2014 US Travel & Tourism Market Research Handbook - Product Image

The 2013-2014 US Travel & Tourism Market Research Handbook

  • ID: 2420922
  • January 2013
  • Region: North America, United States
  • 637 Pages
  • Richard K Miller & Associates

13th edition...expanded to 637 pages. This market research handbook provides the most comprehensive compilation of traveler spending and tourist visitor statistics available in any published reference.

Previous editions were used by virtually all major CVBs, most state travel offices, and dozens of corporations in all sectors of the travel and tourism industry. The handbook is also used as a reference by most colleges and universities with a hospitality, hotel management, or tourism curriculum. And this market research handbook has been used as a strategic business planning resource by executives in dozens of hotel corporations, travel companies, and tourism business.

With a thorough and in-depth assessment of the travel market, this report covers such key topics as air travel, business travel, arts tourism, beaches, cruises, cultural and heritage tourism, economic impact of travel, fairs and festivals, hotels and resorts, leisure & family travel, nightlife, parks, performing arts, recreational activities, seasonal travel, spas, spectator sports, theme parks, traveler shopping, and more.

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PART I: TRAVEL STATISTICS

1 NATIONAL & STATE TRAVEL STATISTICS
1.1 Market Summary
1.2 State-by-State Travel Spending
1.3 Market Resources

2 CITY-BY-CITY TOURISM & SPENDING
2.1 Overview
2.2 Travel and Tourism Statistics

3 CITY-BY-CITY TRAVEL ACTIVITIES
3.1 Overview
3.2 Business Air Travel
3.3 Business Trips
3.4 Hotel Stays
3.5 International Air Travel
3.6 Ocean Cruises
3.7 Rental Car Use

4 INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
4.1 Market Assessment
4.2 Inbound Travel
4.3 International Arrivals
4.4 International Visitor Spending
4.5 Overseas Visitors to Select States and Cities
4.6 Outbound Travel
4.7 Spending Abroad
4.8 Market Resources

PART II: ANALYSES

5 AGRITOURISM
5.1 Overview
5.2 Entertainment Farms
5.3 Living History Farms
5.4 Organic Farms

6 AIRLINES
6.1 Market Assessment
6.2 Major Airlines
6.3 Air Carriers
6.4 Flight Statistics
6.5 Baggage Fees
6.6 Market Resources

7 AIRPORTS
7.1 Largest Airports
7.2 Airport Retail
7.3 Food Concessions At Airports
7.4 Amenities at Airports
7.5 Airport Rewards Programs
7.6 Market Resources

8 AMPHITHEATRES
8.1 List of Amphitheatres

9 ARCHITECTURAL TOURISM
9.1 America's Favorite Structures
9.2 Architectural Walking Tours
9.3 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings
9.4 Museums and Cultural Centers

10 ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVALS
10.1 Arts Fairs and Events
10.2 Book Festivals
10.3 Crafts Fairs and Festivals
10.4 Film Festivals
10.5 Food & Wine Festivals
10.6 Music Festivals
10.7 Storytelling Festivals
10.8 Writers' Festivals

11 ARTS TOURISM
11.1 Arts Destinations
11.2 Artists' Communities
11.3 City Arts Tours and Walks
11.4 Public Art
11.5 Visionary Structures

12 AUTO RENTAL
12.1 Market Assessment
12.2 Largest Car Rental Companies
12.3 Car Sharing
12.4 Market Resources

13 AWARD-WINNING AIRLINES
13.1 Condé Nast Traveler Reader Poll
13.2 J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Survey
13.3 Travel + Leisure Readers' Choice Awards

14 AWARD-WINNING CAR RENTAL AGENCIES
14.1 J.D. Power & Associates Rental Car Satisfaction Study
14.2 Travel + Leisure Readers' Choice Awards

15 AWARD-WINNING CRUISE LINES
15.1 Condé Nast Traveler Reader Poll
15.2 Travel + Leisure Readers' Choice Awards

16 AWARD-WINNING GOLF RESORTS
16.1 Condé Nast Traveler Golf Poll
16.2 Golf Magazine's Top Golf Resorts

17 AWARD-WINNING HOTELS
17.1 AAA Five-Diamond Hotels and Resorts
17.2 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List
17.3 Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards
17.4 Travel + Leisure's Best Hotels

18 AWARD-WINNING SKI RESORTS
18.1 Condé Nast Traveler Reader Poll
18.2 Ski Magazine Ranking

19 AWARD-WINNING SPAS
19.1 Condé Nast Traveler Spas
19.2 Travel + Leisure's Best Spas
19.3 SpaFinder Readers' Choice Awards

20 BEACHES
20.1 Travel to Beaches
20.2 Most-Visited Beaches
20.3 Top Beaches
20.4 Regional Beaches
20.5 Beaches With Ecological Integrity
20.6 Best Beach Resorts
20.7 Great American Beaches

21 BICYCLE-FRIENDLY CITIES
21.1 Top Bicycle-Friendly Cities
21.2 Bike-Sharing Programs
21.3 Market Resources

22 BICYCLING VACATIONS
22.1 Overview
22.2 Participation
22.3 Top Bicycling Trails
22.4 U.S. Bicycle Route System
22.5 East Coast Greenway
22.6 Rails-to-Trails
22.7 Market Resources

23 BIRD & BUTTERFLY WATCHING
23.1 Overview
23.2 Birding
23.3 Birding Destinations
23.4 Butterflying
23.5 Market Resources

24 BOTANICAL GARDENS
24.1 Overview
24.2 Popular Gardens
24.3 Sculpture Exhibitions
24.4 Market Resources

25 BUSES & MOTORCOACHES
25.1 Overview
25.2 Economic Impact
25.3 Intercity Bus Transportation
25.4 Motorcoaches
25.5 Sightseeing Bus Tours
25.6 Market Resources

26 BUSINESS TRAVEL
26.1 Market Assessment
26.2 Business Travel Outlook 2013
26.3 Characteristics of Business Travel
26.4 Travel For Meetings and Events
26.5 Top Business Travel Destinations
26.6 Value Of Meetings
26.7 Working With CVBs
26.8 Leisure Activities During Business Travel
26.9 Market Resources

27 CAMPING
27.1 Overview
27.2 Top Campgrounds
27.3 Glamping

28 CHARACTERISTICS OF DOMESTIC TRAVEL
28.1 Distribution of Trips and Expenditures
28.2 Travel Expenditures
28.3 Trip Duration and Lodging
28.4 Modes of Passenger Transportation
28.5 Activities While Traveling
28.6 Seasonal Travel
28.7 Holiday Travel

29 CITIES & TOWNS
29.1 Most Visited Cities
29.2 Favorite Cities
29.3 Coolest Cities
29.4 All-American Cities
29.5 Distinctive Destinations
29.6 Historic Towns
29.7 Historic Preservation and Downtown Revitalization
29.8 Best Small Towns
29.9 America's Prettiest Towns
29.10 Coolest Small Towns

30 CITY PARKS
30.1 Overview
30.2 Top City Parks
30.3 New Parks
30.4 Fitness Parks

31 CONVENTION CENTERS
31.1 Largest Convention Centers
31.2 List of Convention Centers

32 CONVENTIONS & TRADE SHOWS
32.1 Overview
32.2 Largest Trade Shows

33 CRUISES
33.1 Market Assessment

33.2 Capacity
33.3 Cruise Lines
33.4 New Ships
33.5 Destinations
33.6 Trends and Outlook
33.7 Market Resources

34 DINING WHILE TRAVELING
34.1 Traveler Dining
34.2 Culinary Destinations
34.3 Sampling Tours
34.4 Culinary Arts Programs
34.5 Restaurants at Tourist Attractions
34.6 Winery Tours
34.7 American Whiskey Trail

35 DOG-FRIENDLY HOSPITALITY
35.1 Travel With Dogs
35.2 Dog-Friendly Cities
35.3 Accommodations at Hotels
35.4 Dog-Friendly Restaurants
35.5 Dog-Friendly Beaches
35.6 Flying With Dogs

36 ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TRAVEL
36.1 Impact Assessment
36.2 State-by-State Assessment
36.3 Market Resources

37 ETHNIC CULTURAL & HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
37.1 Overview
37.2 African-American History Museums
37.3 Chinatown Districts
37.4 Immigration History Museums
37.5 Jewish Museums
37.6 Native-American Culture
37.7 Native-American History Museums
37.8 Ethnic Culture in Communities

38 EXPERIENTIAL TOURISM
38.1 Overview
38.2 Fantasy Adventure Camps
38.3 Racing Schools and Driving Experiences
38.4 Sports Adventures
38.5 Extreme Adventures

39 FACTORY TOURS & CORPORATE MUSEUMS
39.1 Overview
39.2 Factory Tours
39.3 Corporate Museums

40 FAMILY TRAVEL
40.1 Characteristics of Family Travel
40.2 Family Destinations
40.3 Catering to Traveling Children
40.4 Family Reunions

41 FARMERS' MARKETS
41.1 Number of Farmers' Markets
41.2 Prominent Farmers' Markets
41.3 Market Resources

42 FESTIVALS & EVENTS
42.1 Market Assessment
42.2 Top 100 Events
42.3 Market Resources

43 FISHING
43.1 Market Assessment
43.2 Fishing Trips
43.3 Bass Fishing
43.4 Tournaments

44 FLEA MARKETS
44.1 Overview
44.2 Prominent Flea Markets

45 GOLF TRAVEL
45.1 Participation
45.2 Golf Courses
45.3 Eco-sensitive Courses
45.4 Female Golfers
45.5 Golf Communities
45.6 Market Resources

46 GREAT PLACES IN AMERICA
46.1 Overview
46.2 Great Neighborhoods
46.3 Great Public Places
46.4 Great Streets

47 HIKING
47.1 Overview
47.2 National Trails
47.3 Top Trails
47.4 Best Trails By State
47.5 Hut-to-Hut Hiking

48 HISTORIC HOTELS
48.1 Overview
48.2 Historic Hotels of America
48.3 Market Resources

49 HISTORIC SITES
49.1 Market Assessment
49.2 Demographics
49.3 World Heritage Sites in the U.S.
49.4 Presidential Libraries
49.5 Civil War Reenactments
49.6 Living-History Museums
49.7 National Historic Trails

50 HOTELS & RESORTS: INDUSTRY PROFILE
50.1 Overview
50.2 Hotel Count
50.3 Room Count
50.4 Room Revenue
50.5 Pre-Tax Income
50.6 Average Daily Rate
50.7 Occupancy Rate
50.8 Revenue Per Available Room
50.9 Hotel Property Types
50.10 Market Resources

51 HOTELS & RESORTS: KEY PLAYERS
51.1 Hotel Companies
51.2 Hotel Brands
51.3 Management Companies
51.4 Owners and Developers

52 HOTELS & RESORTS: SEGMENTATION
52.1 Overview
52.2 Luxury Hotels
52.3 Upper-Upscale
52.4 Upscale
52.5 Upper-Midscale
52.6 Midscale
52.7 Economy
52.8 Extended-Stay
52.9 Boutique/Lifestyle Hotels
52.10 Market Resources

53 HOTELS & RESORTS: TRENDS
53.1 Operational Profile
53.2 Occupancy and Rates For Metropolitan Areas
53.3 Market Resources

54 HOTELS & RESORTS: VALUATION
54.1 Overview
54.2 Valuations by Segment
54.3 Hotel Valuation Software
54.4 Market Resources

55 HUNTING
55.1 Market Assessment
55.2 Hunting Trips
55.3 Market Trends
55.4 Private Hunting Ranches

56 ISLANDS
56.1 Condè Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
56.2 Travel + Leisure Reader Survey

57 LEARNING VACATIONS
57.1 Market Assessment
57.2 Artistic Getaways
57.3 Educational Cruises
57.4 Language and Culture Vacations
57.5 Scientific Adventures

58 LEISURE TRAVEL
58.1 Market Assessment
58.2 Characteristics of Leisure Travel
58.3 Leisure Activities While Traveling
58.4 Travel for Hobbies and Interests
58.5 Adventure Travel
58.6 Leisure Conference Travel
58.7 Motorcycle Rallies

59 LIVE EVENTS
59.1 Air Shows
59.2 Circuses
59.3 Concerts
59.4 Fireworks Displays
59.5 Livestock Shows & Rodeos
59.6 Parades

60 MAJOR EVENTS
60.1 Mega Festivals & Events
60.2 Sports
60.3 Political Conventions
60.4 Presidential Inauguration

61 MARATHONS, TRIATHLONS & ADVENTURE RACES
61.1 Overview
61.2 Marathons
61.3 Triathlons
61.4 Adventure Races and Obstacle Races
61.5 Market Resources

62 MEDICAL TOURISM
62.1 Overseas Patients
62.2 Traveling Abroad for Medical Procedures
62.3 Market Resources

63 MUSEUMS
63.1 Overview
63.2 Art Museums
63.3 Art Exhibitions
63.4 Auto Museums
63.5 Children's Museums
63.6 History Museums
63.7 Natural History Museums
63.8 Pop Culture-Themed Museums
63.9 Science Centers
63.10 Market Resources

64 NATIONAL PARKS
64.1 Park Tourism
64.2 Visits To National Park Properties
64.3 Market Resources

65 NIGHTLIFE
65.1 Entertainment Districts
65.2 Live Music Centers
65.3 Top Clubs
65.4 Prominent Jazz Clubs

66 ONLINE TRAVEL PLANNING & BOOKING
66.1 Market Assessment
66.2 Travel Research and Booking Online
66.3 Opaque Travel Sites
66.4 Travel Review Sites
66.5 Market Resources

67 PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS
67.1 Public Participation in the Arts
67.2 Demographics
67.3 Economic Impact of the Arts
67.4 Theater
67.5 Musical Performances
67.6 Dance Performances

68 PERFORMING ARTS CENTERS
68.1 List of Performing Arts Centers

69 RAIL EXCURSIONS
69.1 Scenic and Tourists Excursions
69.2 Railway Museums

70 RECREATIONAL BOATING
70.1 Market Assessment
70.2 Registered Boats
70.3 Boat Shows
70.4 Market Resources

71 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
71.1 Market Assessment
71.2 Travel Plans
71.3 Demographics
71.4 The RV Traveler Lifestyle
71.5 Top Rated RV Campgrounds and Resorts
71.6 Market Resources

72 ROAD TRAVEL
72.1 Automobile Travel
72.2 Scenic Byways
72.3 Daytrips
72.4 Congestion Issues

73 ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS & HONEYMOONS
73.1 Romantic Getaways
73.2 Honeymoon Travel
73.3 Destination Weddings
73.4 Honeymoon Destinations
73.5 Romantic Destinations

74 SCUBA TRAVEL
74.1 Market Assessment
74.2 Top Dive Destinations
74.3 Sunken Treasures
74.4 Undersea Art

75 SIGHTSEEING
75.1 Sightseeing and Tourism
75.2 The Most Beautiful Places in America
75.3 National Scenic Trails
75.4 Scenic Byways
75.5 Skylines
75.6 Observation Decks
75.7 Walking Tours
75.8 Helicopter Tours
75.9 Segway Tours

76 SKI TRAVEL
76.1 Market Assessment
76.2 Ski Resorts: State-by-State
76.3 Skier Demographics
76.4 Market Resources

77 SPAS & WELLNESS TOURISM
77.1 Overview
77.2 Spa Vacations
77.3 Spa-Based Communities
77.4 Top Trends in Spas and Wellness

78 SPORTS TRAVEL
78.1 Market Assessment
78.2 Favorite Cities For Sports Travel
78.3 Economic Impact of Major Events
78.4 Sports Museums and Halls of Fame
78.5 Baseball Spring Training
78.6 Sports-Specialist Travel Agencies
78.7 Market Resources

79 SPRING BREAK
79.1 Overview
79.2 Top Destinations

80 STATE & COUNTY FAIRS
80.1 Overview
80.2 Profiles of State Fairs
80.3 Largest Local Fairs

81 STATE GAMES
81.1 Overview
81.2 Profiles of State Games
81.3 State Games Of America
81.4 Market Resources

82 STATE PARKS
82.1 State Park Visitors
82.2 Meeting Facilities At State Parks
82.3 Economic Impact
82.4 Market Resources

83 THEATRE
83.1 Overview
83.2 Broadway Theatre
83.3 Las Vegas Shows
83.4 Market Resources

84 THEME PARKS
84.1 Market Assessment
84.2 Theme Parks
84.3 Water Parks
84.4 New Attractions
84.5 Hotel Waterparks
84.6 Market Resources

85 TIMESHARE
85.1 Timeshare Sales
85.2 Timeshare Resort Profile
85.3 Profile of the Resort Timeshare Consumer
85.4 Market Resources

86 TOUR OPERATORS
86.1 Market Assessment
86.2 Top Tour Operators
86.3 Market Resources

87 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
87.1 Most Visited Tourist Attractions
87.2 Popular Attractions

88 TRAIN TRAVEL
88.1 Amtrak
88.2 Routes
88.3 Services

89 TRAVEL AGENTS
89.1 Market Assessment
89.2 Largest Travel Agents
89.3 Market Resources

90 TRAVELER SEGMENTATION
90.1 Baby Boomer Travelers
90.2 Senior Travelers
90.3 Minority Travelers
90.4 African-American Travel
90.5 Asian-American Travel
90.6 Hispanic-American Travel
90.7 Gay and Lesbian Travelers
90.8 Travelers With Special Needs
90.9 Singles Travelers

91 TRAVELER SHOPPING
91.1 Market Assessment
91.2 Where Travelers Shop
91.3 Most-Visited Malls
91.4 Local Arts and Crafts

92 VACATION RENTALS
92.1 Overview
92.2 Management Companies
92.3 Online Booking and Reviews
92.4 Local Regulations
92.5 Market Resources

93 VACATIONS
93.1 Summer Vacation
93.2 Benefits of Vacationing
93.3 Foregoing Vacation Time
93.4 Working While On Vacation

94 VOLUNTOURISM
94.1 Overview
94.2 Volunteer Vacations
94.3 Hotel-Coordinated Volunteer Programs

95 WALKING
95.1 Overview
95.2 Top Walking Cities
95.3 Beach Walks
95.4 City Parks
95.5 Pedestrian Bridges
95.6 River Walks
95.7 Scenic City Walks

96 WILDLIFE WATCHING
96.1 Market Assessment
96.2 Wildlife Watching Destinations
96.3 Safaris in the U.S.
96.4 Whale Watching
96.5 Dolphin Encounters

97 ZOOS & AQUARIUMS
97.1 Market Assessment
97.2 Accredited Zoos and Aquariums
97.3 Largest Zoos and Aquariums
97.4 Market Resources

APPENDIX A - ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

APPENDIX B - ANALYSTS

APPENDIX C - ASSOCIATIONS

APPENDIX D - CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAUS

APPENDIX E - GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES

APPENDIX F - PERIODICALS

APPENDIX G - STATE TRAVEL & TOURISM OFFICES

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