Most international visitors come to El Paso for two to four days and stay in local hotels. During
their visit, they meet with their professional counterparts, through three to four scheduled appointments each day. An evening is spent dining in the home of a local host in order to learn what El Paso family life is like. One full morning or afternoon typically includes free time so that each visitor can rest or pursue recreational interests. Common visitor activities include sightseeing, meeting the local press, shopping, speaking to classes, and attending civic club functions.