A Quick Guide to The Average American Travel Statistics.

Where do Americans travel to? What are the characteristics of American travelers? No matter your age, gender, or marital status, these tourism statistics may surprise you.

Americans are travelers, especially domestically. 60 % of Americans travel around the country regularly. Most to see family and friends. Others to see the great outdoors. Many for tourist attractions and some for the food and drinks.

The most visited cities for domestic travelers are…

  1. Orlando, Florida.
  2. New York City, New York
  3. Chicago, Illinois.
  4. Los Angeles, California.
  5. Seattle, Washington
  6. Las Vegas, Nevada
  7. Denver, Colorado

The most visited states are…

  1. New York
  2. Florida
  3. California
  4. Hawaii
  5. Nevada
  6. Texas
  7. Illinois

The states that make the most money from tourism are..

  1. Texas
  2. California
  3. Florida
  4. Nevada
  5. New York
  6. New Jersey
  7. Illinois

Most of our foreign tourists come from.

  1. Canada
  2. Mexico
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Japan
  5. China
  6. S. Korea
  • According to the New York Post, The average American sets their vacation budget limit at $2,743. And 16% will spend less than $1,000 on a vacation.
  • Visiting friends and family and relaxing are the #1 travel Priority.
  • People with no children liked New York City. But families were likely to visit cities by the ocean in California and Florida.
  • Culture and history travel vacations rank lowest for travelers.
  • Men are more likely to book a trip within a few weeks.
  • Women like to plan months ahead of time.
  • Price/budget is the number one factor in deciding a trip. 
  • Cruises remain the most popular all-inclusive vacation choice. 
  • People under 35 rank food and drink as a significant travel factor.
  • People over 25 rely on friends’ advice. 
  • Those who are 18-24 rely on social media
  • All around, 80% of all people rely on search engines. While 50% to 60 % use social media, airline websites and travel websites. 
  • Less than 10% of travelers rely on travel guidebooks.
  • Over half of all travelers will read through 100 pages of travel information within eight weeks of travel.
  • 10% of all jobs in the U.S. are from tourism.

I hope you enjoyed this quick list of facts and figures. If you want to read more about the subject, search the list below for more in-depth information. There’s a lot of great information for travelers, no matter what your travel interests.

Till next time, enjoy Life’s journey.

Joe O’Brien

The above statistics were compiled from:

Forbes —-Wikipedia —-U.S. Dept. of Commerce—-New York Post—-Expedia—-The Broke Backpacker—-Hustlers Digest

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