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Experience DNA Travel in 2020

by Holly Riddle

Jan 17, 2020

Pont Alexandre III Bridge, Paris, France © Michal Bednarek | Dreamstime

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According to travel experts at Insight Guides, DNA travel will be one of the big travel trends of 2020. DNA travel allows explorers to trace their ancestral roots by visiting countries and regions that reflect their individual heritage.


Insight Guides expects some of the top DNA travel destinations to include Ireland, Italy, Greece and the United Kingdom, with travelers hailing from the United States, Canada and Australia, where much of the population can be traced to other countries. Today, Insight Guides said, up to 10 percent of U.S. citizens consider themselves of Irish ancestry, with many of those individuals residing in New York, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco. The United States also experienced significant waves of Italian immigration in the first half of the 20th century. The United States is similarly home to the largest overseas Greek community in the world, with up to half a million Greeks settling in New York and Boston in the 1900s. Additionally, more than 10 percent of the U.S. population can trace its ancestry to the United Kingdom.


“There are many reasons to travel and retracing the footsteps of your ancestors is becoming a more popular reason. European migration changed the world and many people want to see where they came from. At Insight Guides we want to make sure every trip is as personal and meaningful as it can be, which is why we work with each traveller to create their perfect trip…” said Franziska Wirth, trips manager, Insight Guides.


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