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Agoda Reveals Where Americans Traveled to in 2018

WHY IT RATES: While it’s no surprise that big cities like New York City and Los Angeles are the top two U.S. destinations among travelers, it’s interesting to see places like Phoenix and Houston becoming more popular. — Alex Temblador, Associate Writer of TravelPulse


Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing online travel agents (OTAs), reveals Las Vegas, Bangkok and London as the top city destinations among Agoda travelers across the world in 2018. According to this year’s booking data from Agoda, Japan and Thailand are not only the most popular countries in Asia, but also the top international destinations for American travelers.

America’s party city, City of Angels and The Big Apple have taken the top spots in the United States. Apart from Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York, two other noteworthy destinations came up in 2018 — whether it’s due to the year-round sun in Phoenix or the southern hospitality in Houston, these two places are growing in popularity among travelers to America.

From ephemeral sights like cherry blossoms, to endless, quirky experiences such as robot cafes, Japan has something for every traveler. The Land of the Rising Sun has claimed the crown for top Asian destination, and its vibrant cities, Tokyo and Osaka, attracting adventurous explorers from across Asia and the globe.

While London and Paris continue to win the hearts of travelers, the cosmopolitan Istanbul is quickly gaining popularity, climbing four ranks up to fifth most-booked city in Europe since 2016. With over 2,500 years of history, rich culture and remarkable sights, this is the only city in the world that straddles Europe and Asia.

Top Cities in America:

Las Vegas

Los Angeles

New York

Orlando

San Francisco

Chicago

Phoenix

Houston

Oahu

San Diego

Top Cities in Europe

London

Paris

Rome

Barcelona

Istanbul

Amsterdam

Milan

Madrid

Venice

Prague

Top Cities in Asia

Bangkok

Tokyo

Kuala Lumpur

Hong Kong

Osaka

Taipei

Seoul

Singapore

Bali

Pattaya

Top Countries in Asia

Japan

Thailand

Malaysia

Top Countries in Europe

United Kingdom

Italy

France

At a glance: Top 2018 destinations by origin market

While favorite destinations differ for travelers from various markets, Thailand is in the top three for many global and American travelers. Bangkok continues to be a hot city for Americans, as it is not only a convenient transit point to explore the rest of Thailand, but is also teeming with energy, quirks and fascinating culture.

Travelers from the United States

Top Destination Countries

United States

Japan

Thailand

Top Destination Cities

Las Vegas

Los Angeles

New York

Orlando

Chicago

San Francisco

Tokyo

Phoenix

Houston

Bangkok


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