Why do Americans like to travel to Europe

Germany is one of the nations most willing to travel internationally

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Although the Germans are not world champions in travel, they still occupy third place among the regions from which most of the international travelers come.

According to the new report Global Destination Cities Index: Origins from Mastercard, they overtake the British not only in the overall ranking, but also when traveling to the most popular travel destination of the two nations: Palma de Mallorca. Directly behind the Balearic Island, two mountain destinations are popular with German travelers: Bolzano in South Tyrol and the Tyrolean lowlands.

Most international travelers come from these countries and regions

  1. United States
  2. Mainland China
  3. Germany
  4. Great Britain
  5. France
  6. South Korea
  7. Japan
  8. Canada
  9. Russia
  10. Taiwan

China in 2nd place

China has made a significant leap forward in the number of travelers to other countries from seventh in 2009 and is now only second behind the United States. In general, the number of travelers from the Asia-Pacific region is increasing: South Korea and Taiwan, which were not among the top ten ten years ago, climbed to sixth and tenth respectively. Great Britain ranks fourth and France fifth.

Italy is a popular travel destination for many nations

The evaluation of the countries and regions popular with travelers from the top 10 regions of origin shows that Germans like to stay in Europe when they travel. Italy is way ahead for them, followed by Spain and Austria. Italy is also a popular destination with US travelers and ranks third behind Mexico and Canada. As a travel destination, Spain is number one for the British and also for the French. The USA is the top travel destination for both the Japanese and Canadians.

Germans also like to spend their holidays at home

As the graphic based on an ADAC survey shows, almost a third of Germans spend their main vacation in 2019 at home. Long-distance travel follows in second place, the top destinations here are the USA and the Far East. Why is Germany so popular as a travel destination? According to experts, trouble spots, such as in Turkey, play a role here. As a result, previously popular travel destinations would become less popular. In addition, many people spontaneously decide to take a vacation. A trip to a destination at home can be organized much faster than a vacation in other countries.

You can find more infographics at Statista

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