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Top Destinations for Millennials

by Kimberly Krol

Jan 28, 2015

Pontocho Alley, Kyoto, Japan © Mihai-bogdan Lazar | Dreamstime

Top Trends

Resonance Consultancy Ltd., conducted a survey of active U.S. international travelers to determine the hottest travel destinations for those ages 18–35.

The top regions for future international travel are Europe, with 57 percent of those surveyed planning to visit the continent, and the Caribbean, at 46 percent. In Europe, Italy, England and France are the top destinations. The Bahamas ranks No. 1 in the Caribbean. About one-quarter of respondents are interested in traveling to Asia, with China and Japan of greatest interest. Canada ranks before Mexico as the country most U.S. travelers are likely to visit.

The top 20 countries Americans plan to visit in the next one to two years are:

  1. Canada
  2. Mexico
  3. Italy
  4. England
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Spain
  8. Ireland
  9. Bahamas
  10. Greece
  11. China
  12. Japan
  13. Jamaica
  14. Aruba
  15. Cayman Islands
  16. Puerto Rico
  17. U.S. Virgin Islands
  18. St. Maarten
  19. Switzerland
  20. Scotland/St Lucia/Bermuda

Resonance Consultancy creates destination development plans, strategic marketing and competitive place branding identities for leading travel and tourism companies and organization around the world; the company has completed more than 100 travel and tourism surveys. More than 1,200 active travelers 18 and older with household incomes of $50,000 or more who have traveled internationally in the past year were polled.



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