Written by By Staff Writer
For the past two years, the United States has been the place to travel to, according to an annual list compiled by travel website Cheapflights.com.
For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. was the top destination among more than 80 countries for U.S. travelers — even though the largest portion of Americans reported they would no longer take trips to other countries or the U.S.
Cheapflights ‘s postcard survey found the average American household spent $1,753 on travel in 2018 — meaning the top 10 most popular vacation destinations for American travelers cost a total of nearly $17 billion.
The study, which surveyed about 5,000 Americans between Nov. 1 and Dec. 13 of last year, reported that the U.S. at the top of the list were Orlando, Florida; New York City; Las Vegas; Las Vegas; San Francisco; Denver; Arizona; Los Angeles; and Boston.
“This year, the United States’ dominance of the list looks to be solidifying as well,” the postcard survey summary says.
This year’s world-ranked places for Americans were France, Mexico, The UK, Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Spain, Switzerland and Canada.
Iceland topped Cheapflights’ list last year.
The cost-conscious travelers reported overall paying an average of $2,516 for their international trips.