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Old 04-10-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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I don't know why so many Canadians travel overseas and so few Americans travel overseas, but maybe Canadians manage their money better.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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I don't know why so many Canadians travel overseas and so few Americans travel overseas, but maybe Canadians manage their money better.
Canada is a much smaller country so the people are more likely to feel inclined to travel outside the national boundaries
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:31 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Canada is a much smaller country so the people are more likely to feel inclined to travel outside the national boundaries
No its not.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:36 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Remember if you happen to cross Great Salt Lake or Salton Sea while flying you are technically traveling overseas.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I don't know why so many Canadians travel overseas and so few Americans travel overseas, but maybe Canadians manage their money better.
Or maybe they have different priorities - or maybe it's so damn cold in so much of their country that they feel compelled to get away more often. Maybe they're more bored than Americans. Who knows?
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I don't know why so many Canadians travel overseas and so few Americans travel overseas, but maybe Canadians manage their money better.
I'm pretty sure that Canandians enjoy many of the same advantages that Europeans enjoy, such as free health care and more vacation time.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:59 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I'm pretty sure that Canandians enjoy many of the same advantages that Europeans enjoy, such as free health care and more vacation time.
Well my work pays for my health care. don't know about vacation time, it's different for everyone.

I almost never travel oversees, if you give me a couple thousand dollars I would most likely buy a jetski or a snowmobile than a plane ticket to Tokyo.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:09 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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it seems like many of you are operating under the assumption that americans really don't travel overseas much. this is complete nonsense, couldn't be further from the truth. since most of you are comparing americans with europeans as far as travel habits, lets look at tourist statistics for countries that are far away from both.

japan. Tourism in Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

both europeans and americans are looking at around equal flight time to get to japan, 12-20 hours on average. in 2012 japan had 8,368,100 million international tourists. US was the fourth largest source country, contributing 717,300 tourists. the only european country that made the top ten was the UK at 8th, contributing 174,200 tourists. overall, japan receives more tourists from north america than it does from europe.

china. old data from 2007.

China Inbound Tourism in 2007

the united states again comes in at number four (again only being beaten by neighboring countries). 1.9 million US tourists. not one european country makes the top 10. the UK comes in at 11th with 600,000, germany at 13th with 550,000, and france at 15th with 460,000.

or look at europe itself.

Tourism in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

the US is the third biggest source country for UK tourism.

Tourism in Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

US is the second biggest source country for tourists in germany.

etc
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:22 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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it seems like many of you are operating under the assumption that americans really don't travel overseas much. this is complete nonsense, couldn't be further from the truth. since most of you are comparing americans with europeans as far as travel habits, lets look at tourist statistics for countries that are far away from both.

japan. Tourism in Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

both europeans and americans are looking at around equal flight time to get to japan, 12-20 hours on average. in 2012 japan had 8,368,100 million international tourists. US was the fourth largest source country, contributing 717,300 tourists. the only european country that made the top ten was the UK at 8th, contributing 174,200 tourists. overall, japan receives more tourists from north america than it does from europe.

china. old data from 2007.

China Inbound Tourism in 2007

the united states again comes in at number four (again only being beaten by neighboring countries). 1.9 million US tourists. not one european country makes the top 10. the UK comes in at 11th with 600,000, germany at 13th with 550,000, and france at 15th with 460,000.

or look at europe itself.

Tourism in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

the US is the third biggest source country for UK tourism.

Tourism in Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

US is the second biggest source country for tourists in germany.

etc
Wow look at that. a person who actually knows what they are talking about
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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Too damn expensive.
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