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Old 02-18-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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Pretty sure border towns/cities means Canada gets more tourism than most (if not all) of your top ten. It CERTAINLY gets more tourism than Sweden Denmark or Taiwan. In fact, I'd be pretty confident in saying Spain and Italy get more than those countries too.
This is not just about the number of USA visitors different countries in the world get. That is only a small aspect of this subject.

It is also about which countries objectively are the best, most stimulating, fun, and interesting countries to travel to for Americans, even if some of those countries get less visitors than some other countries.
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Old 03-04-2018, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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My top 10:

America - it's big
Italy
Spain
Slovenia
Croatia
UK - all of it
Greece
France
Portugal
South Africa
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:36 AM
 
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When I started reading the lists, I was surprised when either Mexico or Canada-or both-were omitted.
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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The Top Ten list of what might be meant by the OP's question:

1. The ones most Americans actually went to
2. The ones most Americans want to go to
3. The ones you (the poster) want to go to
4. The ones you (the poster) recommend for others
5. The most affordable ones
6. The safest ones
7. The ones best equipped to serve American travelers
8. The approved list of the ones the US government wants Americans to go to
9. The ones whose tourist industry is best developed
10. The ones that are most touted by clickbait lists
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Old 03-05-2018, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Kuwait
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When I started reading the lists, I was surprised when either Mexico or Canada-or both-were omitted.
yeah Mexico and Canada are automatically going to be 1st & 2nd so the question is who's on 3rd?


My guesses:


1. Mexico
2. Canada
3. UK
4. France
5. DR
6. Germany
7. China
8. Cuba (just kidding)..Japan
9. Ireland
10. Netherlands
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:13 AM
 
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yeah Mexico and Canada are automatically going to be 1st & 2nd so the question is who's on 3rd?
Yes, of course, those are the countries that the USA borders-it is easy enough to drive there.

And countries which offer warm, sunny beaches during the winter months are sure to be popular.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Crappyville,PA
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This is my personal top 10. I will say I am a blue collar guy who travels as a backpacker in mostly developing countries, but have been to some 1st world countries as well.
1) Thailand
2) Sri Lanka
3) Ecuador
4) Philippines
5) Nepal
6) Nicaragua
7) Malaysia
8) Panama
9) Singapore
10) Japan
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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1. The ones most Americans actually went to
According to 2016 census, they are:

1. Mexico - 31,194,000
2. Canada - 13,895,000
3. United Kingdom - 3,197,000
4. Dominican Republic - 2,706,000
5. Italy - 2,214,000
6. France - 2,178,000
7. Germany - 1,968,000
8. Jamaica - 1,476,000
9. Spain - 1,405,000
10. China - 1,300,000


The next 10:
11. India - 1,195,000
12. Costa Rica - 1,124,000
13. Bahamas - 1,054,000
14. Japan - 984,000
15. Ireland - 949,000
16. The Netherlands - 914,000
16. The Philippines - 914,000
18. Colombia - 773,000
19. Aruba - 703,000
20. Switzerland - 632,000

https://travel.trade.gov/outreachpag...S-Outbound.pdf
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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2017 figures show more than 700 000 visiting Australia, a 9% increase. So may now be in the top 20.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:18 AM
 
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Based on my own experience, I can imagine Australia becoming an increasingly popular destination for Americans. At least as a once in a life time trip.
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