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Mexico is the most popular travel destination of Americans

Mexico is the most popular travel destination of Americans

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The U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office announced a record-setting 93 million departures in 2018, a six-percent increase over 2017. 45% of the 93 million Americans (41.8 million) traveled outside the United States flew to overseas destinations, a 9% increase from 2017.

U.S. air travel to overseas markets (1) totaled 41.8 million, up nine percent for the year. Regional results were:

Europe, 17.7 million travelers, up 12 percent

Caribbean, 8.3 million travelers, up five percent

Asia, 6.3 million travelers, up eight percent

Central America, 3.2 million travelers, up seven percent

Middle East, 2.4 million travelers, up six percent

South America, 2.1 million travelers, up nine percent

Oceania, 861,000 travelers, up 11 percent

Africa, 432,000 travelers, up seven percent.

Source: ftn News

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