According to the 2018 Travel Trends Survey, Americans travelling internationally most often book Caribbean cruises.
The United States is the second most preferred tourist destination in the world after France. The country receives 75 million international visitors every year. However, US citizens also visit other countries in large numbers as tourists.
Most Popular International Vacations by Americans
The Caribbean is the most preferred destination for American tourists. Caribbean countries include Cuba, Bahamas, Barbados, Virgin Islands, Dominica, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and 21 other states. The Caribbean nations are popular attractions not only for Americans but for Europeans and Asians too. Popular attractions include the culture, beaches, cruises, and the natural environment. 34.7% of American tourists opted to visit the Caribbean via Caribbean cruises.
In 2017, 32 million American’s visited Mexico. The city of Cancun in eastern Mexico is the most visited place in Mexico. Cancun borders the Caribbean Sea. About 28.3% of Americans prefer Cancun as their holiday destination due to the beaches, cruise trips, and great weather.
European River Cruises
European river cruises are the third most preferred tourist destination. The cruise ships primary traverse parts of France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Ukraine. Favorite rivers include the Rhine, Danube, Main, Elbe, Douro, Rhone, and Sine Rivers.
Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic attracts 17.2% of American tourists. The city is famous for exotic resorts and beautiful beaches. It borders both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The annual temperature of 26% ensures that tourists experience sunny conditions during their stay.
The city of Rome attracts 16% of American tourists. Rome is a popular tourist because of its culture and history. Popular tourist attractions in Rome include the Colosseum. St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and the Spanish Steps among several many more.
London, the English capital, attracks 15.5% of Americans. London is popular for those seeking to visit Big Ben and the parliament building, the London Eye, British Museum, the Palace of Westminster, and many other popular sites.