This report provides a brief outline of the existing and potential domestic travel market among Hispanics or Latinos in the United States. Demographic, income, English proficiency information, and basic trip characteristics are presented.
In summary, the Hispanic population makes up 16% of the U.S. population and 4.7% of the Minnesota population. The group has a median age of 27.3 years in the country and 23.5 years in Minnesota. Hispanics have a lower median household income than both the overall U.S. population and the Minnesota population.
Travel is most frequently for leisure purposes, for 2.7 days, in the Southern and Western United States, with paid lodging. Group size, on average, is 2.7 people. The average trip expenditure is similar to that of the typical U.S. traveler. Hispanics accounted for 193.4 million person-trips in the United States in 2010. The population is expected to grow to 66 million by 2020, and the number of person-trips could grow by 48.9%.
Carlson Chair for Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
A Summary of Hispanic-Latino Travel Interests and Behavior in Minnesota.
University of Minnesota Tourism Center.
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