CY 2014

Stay & Spend Data CY 2014

Visitor Spending In CY ‘14

 

Spend

Payroll

Jobs

State Taxes

Local Taxes

Domestic

$10,298,800,000

$2,044,300,000

$62,200

$320,700,000

$203,100,000

International

$1,919,600,000

$406,966,000

$13,570

$74,430,000

$39,100,000

Total

$12,218,400,000

$2,451,266,000

$75,770

$395,130,000

$242,200,000

 

2014 Corporate Travel Index 

Rank City Hotel  Car  Food  Total  Change 
 #3  Boston  $255.90  $51.70  $105.43  $413.03  -3.5%

Source: Business Travel News

 

A Total of 16,250,000 international (overseas and Canadian) and domestic visitors to the Boston region (Boston MSA). A visitor is defined as someone who travels 50 or more miles, one way, to Boston or stays overnight.

Overseas-Visitors-Graph-3- 

Overseas visitors to Boston have increased by 76% since 2005
Source: Travel Market Insights
 

2014  Overseas Visitor Highlights

 

Overseas to Boston

Estimated Visitors

1,411,000

Nights in Boston

9.3

Stayed in Hotel

70.4%

Nights in Hotel

5.7

Rm. Nights Sold

3,800,000

Trip Purpose (main and/or secondary)

 

Leisure

60.8%

Business

18.2%

 

Boston 2014 Visitor Arrivals by World Region and Top Countries

Country of Residence

2014 Boston Visitor Volume* Volume (in 100s)

2013 Visitor Volume  %Change

People's Rep. of China

171

 105  62.8%

United Kingdom

166

 196  -15.3%

Germany

93

 103  -9.7%

Japan

72

 56  28.6%

France

71

 69  2.9%

Italy

64

 49  30.6%

India

63

 53  18.9%

Korea, South

61

 49  24.5%

Australia

57

 53  5.7%

Spain

48

 28  71.4%

Ireland

44

 36  22.2%

Mexico

38

 29  31.0%

Brazil

36

 47  -23.4%

Israel

29

 29  2.0%

Netherlands

27

 27  1.5%

 

2014 Selected Highlights for Overseas Travelers to Boston


Data presented as percentage in table unless indicated otherwise

 

 

Overseas

UK

Germany

China

Brazil

Australia

Estimated Arrivals

1,411,000

166,000

93,000

171,000

36,000

56,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Spend

$1,076,028,600

$63,600,000

$44,393,200

$259,240,500

$47,318,400

$38,690,400

Spend/Stay

$763

$400

$499

$1,499

$1,314

$691

Spend/Night

$82

$80

$86

$81

$124

$147

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nights in Boston

9.3

5.0

5.8

18.5

10.6

4.7

Nights in Hotel

5.7

3.8

3.5

7.0

5.4

4.4

Stayed in Hotel

70.4%

 

74.5%

72.0%

66.4%

58.7%

77.0%

Share of Nights in hotel

61.3

76.0

60.3

37.8

50.9

93.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose of Trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leisure

60.8

66.0

64.9

48.4

72.8

89.1

Business

18.2

15.1

19.6

16.0

9.2

9.9

VFR

36.6

48.7

38.4

39.5

36.5

35.1

Student/Education

14.2

5.1

10.6

23.9

17.5

7.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leisure Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical Places

48.1

64.5

57.8

36.0

54.6

74.8

Sightseeing

83.8

86.5

90.1

89.1

79.7

94.9

Small Towns

46.1

56.9

65.0

47.8

32.2

57.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Average stay of convention guest: 3.1 days
  • Average spend of convention guest: $1,225.00/delegate

 

2015 Mastercard Report

International Overnight Visitors increased 1.9% from 2014

Source: Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index