Survey of International Air Travelers (SIAT)

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 available funding.

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.

For detailed information on Overseas to the U.S. or U.S. to Overseas Custom Reports, click on the corresponding tabs above.

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