Stat: Americans Vote the USA as Top Vacation Destination

grand canyonThe USA tops the vacation destination charts for American citizens, according to a recent survey by, followed by trips to Dubai. European destinations come further down the list, with London in fourth place, the survey says.

Over 2,800 American adults aged 18 and over took part in the survey, all of whom had booked at least one vacation during the last three years.

All respondents were asked, “Have you been on vacation outside of the USA in the last 18 months?” to which three quarters of respondents (74%) stated that they hadn’t left the USA for a vacation in the last 18 months.

The survey then asked respondents to identify their favorite  destinations, that they had been to or would like to go to in the future. The respondents were provided with a list of locations and asked to select all that applied. The results:

1.       Destinations within the USA – 68%
2.       The Bahamas Islands – 44%
3.       Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 41%
4.       London, England – 39%
5.       Cancun, Mexico – 32%
6.       Paris, France – 29%
7.       Sydney, Australia – 27%
8.       Montego Bay, Jamaica – 18%
9.       Bangkok, Thailand – 15%
10.      Vancouver, Canada – 12%

The majority of respondents (86%) said they ‘enjoy the food and culture in the USA’ or that ‘the USA has everything I want from a vacation’ (77%), while a third stated that they enjoy ‘exploring different parts of my own country’ (31%).


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