Bahamas ranks among top 10 in-demand countries for travel among US tourists

Bahamas ranks among top 10 in-demand countries for travel among US tourists
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Bahamas ranks #7, in between Jamaica and Turks & Caicos

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A survey conducted by a US travel site found The Bahamas continues to be one of the most popular vacation destinations amongst American tourists.

The study, by ParkSleepFly, analyzed Google search data for flights, vacations and hotels in popular tourist destinations around the world to discover the most popular and fastest-growing vacation hotspots for US tourists this year.

Based on the findings, the top 10 most in-demand countries for a vacation abroad amongst US tourists, from most to least, were:

  1. Puerto Rico
  2. Maldives
  3. Costa Rica
  4. Aruba
  5. Mexico
  6. Jamaica
  7. The Bahamas
  8. Turks & Caicos
  9. Greece
  10. Japan

It’s no secret that Americans love a Caribbean vacation, and the white sand beaches of Puerto Rico are no exception. There were over 1.6 million Google searches in the last six months relating to vacations in Puerto Rico, ranking the destination first place.

Following in second is the Maldives. The tropical South Asian island famous for its crystal blue waters and idyllic landscape is one of the most popular travel destinations for Americans. Over the past six months, there have been over 400,000 Google searches for hotels, flights and vacations in Maldives.

Costa Rica is the third most popular vacation countries for US residents. Americans have searched over 380,000 times for vacations, hotels and flights to Costa Rica in the last six months.

The ParkSleepFly research also found that the US Virgin Islands saw the highest growth in popularity amongst US tourists, seeing a 98.64 percent increase in the total number of Google searches for flights, vacations and hotels in the US Virgin Islands in 2021 compared to the previous year.

The biggest decline in vacation popularity among Americans can be seen in China. There has been a 75.03 percent decrease in Google searches for flights, vacations and hotels in China this year.

Cancun, Mexico, is the most in-demand city destination with US tourists, seeing 638,000 searches over the last six months, followed by Bali and Dubai.

Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands, is the destination increasing in popularity the most amongst US tourists, with an increase in searches of 77.03 percent in 2021 compared to 2020.

On the other hand, Frankfurt, Germany, is the city decreasing in popularity the most, experiencing a decline of 61.38 percent between 2020 and 2021.

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