Europe’s New No. 1 Travel Destination For Americans Is Not Where You’d Think

Turkey saw the greatest increase in American visitors, rising by nearly two-thirds (61%) over the same period in 2019. This was 3.5 times higher than Portugal, which followed Turkey as the country with the second biggest growth in arrivals, up 17.4% over the same period last year.

According to the European Travel Commission, Turkey is the destination with the best return, accounting for only -5% of its pre-pandemic visitors in 2019.

Turkey also attracted visitors from other countries. According to the data, British citizens increasingly prefer Turkey for their European vacations, more than a quarter more than in the same period in 2019.

Turkey is considered an excellent travel

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