Which countries do Americans travel to the most? It is very well known that less than 10% of Americans travel outside the United States. While Europe possesses the majority of the most visited countries in the world,many will be surprised to learn that the good ole’ USA, is the second most visited country on the planet according to World Tourism Organization.
The question is do Americans prefer the history of Europe? Or perhaps the tequila from our nearest Southern neighbor? A dab of maple syrup and “I’m sorry’s” from our Canadian friends or perhaps pristine white beaches in the Caribbean?
The report from the National and Tourism Office recently published just that,to observe what countries Americans travel to the most often.
The higher valued dollar has helped promote world travel for Americans. Record breaking numbers of US residents traveled abroad in 2014 and 2015. The winner of the most visited country by Americans for the last few years is Mexico, with a 24% increase (25.8 million).
A very distant second is Canada at 6.9 million and third most visited is the United Kingdom at 2.8 million. Rounding out the rest of the top five are Dominican Republic with 2.7 million and finally France at 2.1 million.
We witnessed an 11% increase of Americans traveling abroad in 2014 and with the surging dollar, that number only increased throughout 2015. The full list of the top countries Americans traveled to the most is listed below. They are as follows:
- United Kingdom
- Dominican Republic
- People’s Republic of China (PRC)
- Costa Rica