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Have Angelenos suddenly become more interested in traveling to Miami? And are Houston residents opting to spend more of their vacation days in cooler locales?
A new study from Upgraded Points highlights these and other. The study involved looking at flight data to determine which destinations are growing in popularity based on origin airports.
To develop its conclusions Upgraded Points analyzed and compiled the information from the busiest airports that serve as origin points, reviewing the year-over-year change in passengers from airport to airport in order to identify destinations that have become more popular for each origin.
These four Asian countries account for almost 20% of global travel spending
Outbound travelers from four major Asia Pacific markets accounted for close to one-fifth of global travel spending last year, highlighting the region's burgeoning travel appetite, according to a new report from Mastercard.
Luxury Travel . These Are the Fastest - Growing Destinations in Europe. World ’s 10 FASTEST growing travel destinations revealed – guess which city made top spot? New Rankings Of The World 's Fastest - Growing Tourism Destinations . Here is what this year’s report found.
San Marino is Fastest Growing Travel Destination in Europe. Tourism to the country in 2017 grew by 31.1 percent year-over-year.San Marino’s newfound status was revealed as part of the UNWTO’s Tourism Highlights 2018 Edition report .Providing a wealth of new data, the report also revealed that
"Looking at destination popularity can be quite revealing, especially concerning vacation spots," Upgraded Points Founder Alex Miller said in a statement. "Not only does it show us the most exciting vacation locations chosen for any given season or year it also reveals that a traveler's origin greatly influences where they like to visit. For instance: Seeking a beach to flee the winter, or moving from the plains to the mountains. One thing is certain — travel preferences are not constant. Americans like variation when it comes to their travel habits."
Here are some of the key takeaways from the report, which is based on data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) for the 20 busiest U.S. airports in 2018.
Biggest international travelers come from US, China and Germany: Mastercard
For US travelers, Mexico, Canada and Italy are the top three most popular international travel destinations, while travelers from mainland China prefer Thailand, Japan and the US, in that order. That's according to Mastercard's "Global Destination Cities Index," which ranks the biggest globetrotters by country and their favorite destinations. Overall, the report reveals that travelers from the US, China, Germany, the UK and France are the most mobile, taking up the top five spots on the index of biggest source markets for international travel. Authors also note the dramatic rise in Asia-Pacific: Just a decade ago, Korea and Taiwan didn't crack the top-10 list.
Egypt ranks second as the fastest growing tourism destination in the world in 2017 with a 51% growth in tourism. The country, famous for its history and ancient architecture The growth in tourism at this destination reveals the popular trend of exploring the less explored destinations of the world.
The most up-and-coming travel destinations right now. Wondering where to go on vacation in 2019? We 've got you covered. Europe and Africa are the regions seeing the fastest increases in international tourist arrivals, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s 2018
Growth Per Destination
Some destinations explored in the study, including the number of passengers passing through each airport, revealed:
—Seattle (SEA): Nearly 50 million passengers
—Detroit (DTW): Over 35 million passengers
—Houston (IAH): Almost 44 million passengers
—Boston (BOS): Just over 40 million passengers
—San Francisco (SFO): Nearly 58 million passengers
Many percentages of growth exceeded 100 percent in just one year, according to the report.
For instance: Passengers traveling fromto Ontario, Canada (ONT) grew 106 percent, while those traveling from to Burbank (BUR) increased by a striking 1,164 percent.
And those traveling from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to San Antonio (SAT) netted a 1,635 percent increase.
Other origin points offered different data. For example, Denver (DEN) saw a 714 percent increase in travelers heading to Cody, Wyoming (COD).
Similarly, the number of individuals traveling from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Omaha, NE (OMA) increased by 209 percent year-over-year.
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Every year, the United Nations World Tourism Organization tracks travel trends to predict the newest up-and-coming destinations . Related: The Top 100 Hotels in the World. Despite long-standing conflict in the Middle East, more visitors are venturing to countries like Palestine, Egypt and Tunisia.
The fastest growing tourist destination in the world has been revealed in new research released by the United Nations. The finding was unveiled in the Tourism Highlights Report of the UN's World Tourism Organisation which presents a concise overview of international tourism in the world based
is clearly experiencing a surge in popularity, according to the report. It shows up twice as the top growing destination for those traveling from Houston and Seattle airports.
San Antonio, meanwhile, is the fastest-growing travel destination for travelers originating in Fort Lauderdale and Philadelphia.
Air passengers from Boston and Orlando meanwhile are increasingly flying to Sacramento, California.
The full report can be viewed.
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Rome Reigns Supreme as Americans' Top Choice for International Travel .
New AAA data reveals the top 10 destinations for the next 18 months.The ever-popular city of Rome, Italy tops the list of international travel bookings for the next 18 months, said AAA.