The Survey of International
Air Travelers (SIAT) program provides comprehensive, comparable
survey data on overseas travel patterns,
characteristics and spending patterns on international
travelers to and from the U.S. The SIAT is conducted on
randomly selected international flights of major airlines
that voluntarily participate in the program. In recent
years several airlines have requested that data collection
takes place at the airport departure gate, rather than
onboard the airplane.
Statistics from the survey are an invaluable source for
planners and marketers because the information can be used to
analyze behavior of specific visitor segments. The
National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO)'s SIAT collects data from about
70,000 (or more) air travelers per year, depending of the
The survey results are weighted so they represent the
international travel populations of U.S. residents and
non-U.S. residents based upon Department of Homeland
Security data. This provides a uniquely valuable aspect of
this survey - the expansion of results to represent the
entire visitor population.
For more information on this project, click on the "NTTO
Information" tab above.