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Old July 20th, 2011, 07:26 PM   #21
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As someone who works in the hospitality industry in San Francisco, I can say that San Francisco seems to rate high up there. I'd say NYC and Orlando at the top followed by California (most people who come to SF always say they are going to LA and Vegas also), followed by Miami, New Orleans etc. Maybe not surprisingly a lot of European tourists love to see wilderness, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Banff, Alaska, etc, something they don't get to see in Europe.
It's the same thing with Boston. A lot of foreign tourists will do a Boston tag on with their NYC trip as it is cheap and easy to get from NYC up to Boston.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 11:13 PM   #22
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I wonder how many Europeans visit Alabama as a kind of guilty pleasure?
Bruno is one European that visited Alabama, or as he calls it "The Gayest State in America".

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Old July 20th, 2011, 11:49 PM   #23
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Old July 21st, 2011, 12:00 AM   #24
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As an European I would say San Francisco, New York and then perhaps Chicago? I see now though from the video above that Alabama should have been there too.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 01:08 AM   #25
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I know that British people love to vacation in Florida. Families go to Orlando and couples/singles go to Miami.

My rankings:
1. New York
2. Miami
3. Boston
4. Orlando
5. Las Vegas
6. San Francisco
7. Chicago
8. New Orleans
9. Washington D.C.
10. Los Angeles
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11. Philadelphia
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 05:35 AM   #26
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I made a mid-year resolution to go up to at least one lost tourist/group of lost tourists while I'm working in downtown Boston and give them directions. 7/10 times they are an international tourist. Last Friday alone I encountered 3 different families of French tourists, a Swedish couple, an Englishman looking for Harvard Square, a Korean mother looking to take her kids to the aquarium, and a couple girls from the west coast (if their attire was any indication) looking for Quincy Market. I'm shocked more and more with how many more international tourists I've noticed in Boston compared to domestic ones, although it could be that they just make themselves more obvious.


Anyway, New York is definitely #1, Miami's gotta be top 5, SF is very international... but I think it's more Asian tourists than European ones there (same thing with LA), and Chicago has a very large European population, so I could see a lot of Europeans traveling there as well.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 10:44 AM   #27
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New Report About Inbound Tourism [April 2011]

New Tourism Stats are out, folks.

According to new statistics released last week by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries; Statistics Canada, Banco de Mexico and the UN World Tourism Organization regarding inbound United States Tourism, approximately 59.7 million visitors came into the U.S. in 2010, a new record. These statistics are important in a variety of ways, not least that last year the inbound tourism sector generated some $32 billion in trade surplus and supports over 1.2 million jobs here in the U.S. The numbers below reflect market trends, international economic gains and losses, family visits, business ties and much more. Make of them what you will, but this data shows that lots of people enjoy visiting the United States.

Not surprisingly, the country leading the way is Canada, who’s people visited the United States some 20 million times in 2010. Our neighbors to the south, Mexico came in a second with 13.4 visits followed by 3.85 million from the United Kingdom visiting the U.S. last year. The top twenty five countries are listed below, many posting record visits to the U.S. (numbers are rounded up)

1. Canada 20.0 million (new record)

2. Mexico 13.4 million

3. U.K. 3.85 million

4. Japan 3.4 million

5. Germany 1.7 million

6. France 1.3 million (new record0

7. Brazil 1.2 million (new record)

8. S. Korea 1.1 million (new record)

9. Australia 900 thousand (new record)

10. Italy 840 thousand (new record)

11. China 800 thousand (new record)

12. India 650 thousand (new record)

13. Spain 640 thousand

14. Netherlands 570 thousand

15. Colombia 500 thousand (new record)

16. Venezuela 490 thousand

17. Argentina 440 thousand

18. Switzerland 390 thousand

19. Sweden 370 thousand

20. Ireland 360 thousand

21. Israel 300 thousand

22. Taiwan 290 thousand

23. Denmark 260 thousand (new record)

24. Belgium 250 thousand

25. Bahamas 240 thousand



Continue reading on Examiner.com New Report About Inbound Tourism - San Francisco International Travel | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/internationa...#ixzz1TrKoQtnQ
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 10:44 AM   #28
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Additionally, according to the report, these were the Top 15 Ports-of-Entry for Overseas Visitors to the United States in 2010: (numbers are rounded up)

1. New York, NY (JFK) 4.2 million

2. Miami, FL (MIA) 3.3 million

3. Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 2.6 million

4. Newark, NJ (EWR) 1.8 million

5. Honolulu, HI (HNL) 1.46 million

6. San Francisco, CA (SFO) 1.4 million

7. Chicago, IL(ORD) 1.2 million

8. Agana, GU (GUM) 1.1 million (GUAM)

9. Atlanta, GA (ATL) 960 thousand

10. Washington, DC (IAD) 840 thousand

11. Orlando, FL (MCO) 840 thousand

12. Houston, TX (IAH) 600 thousand

13. Boston, MA (BOS) 500 thousand

14. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FLL) 460 thousand

15. Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 400 thousand



This is very good news as it appears that inbound international tourism is a still a vibrant, healthy industry. The full report can be found at this link:

http://www.tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreac...ion_Report.pdf
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 10:31 PM   #29
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That's weird, where is Las Vegas?
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:37 AM   #30
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I think most travelers going to LV comes from LA or SF and then drive over there. I guess LV is more or less an outbound airport?
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:46 AM   #31
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That's weird, where is Las Vegas?
It was by Top 15 "ports of entry"... meaning the first airport they fly into from their foreign countries. McCarren is less of an international hub than airports like JFK, MIA, LAX, and SFO where international flights can connect to a domestic flight to Vegas.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 06:47 PM   #32
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Oh I undesrtand now.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 06:55 PM   #33
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I'd have to say that realistically New York City would be the biggest draw for most of the world.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:28 PM   #34
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I'm not sure about that, but perhaps that's true. I would probably say London or Paris are the ultimate "must-go" cities for most people.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 09:19 PM   #35
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It would be interesting to see NY's overseas stats vs. London and Paris. Their "international" stats are very high, but that's in part because their national borders are so close, with lots of foreigners within a day-trip. Also their internal EU borders are open.

Quite a few Europeans who commute to work over borders. And I myself once took a leisurely day trip from London to Brussels and back.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 04:45 AM   #36
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Don't you love Europe? I can't wait to go back...
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Old August 4th, 2011, 08:53 AM   #37
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Don't you love Europe? I can't wait to go back...
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I want to be back in Spain although I hangout with Spaniards here the environment is just different back there.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 10:52 PM   #38
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I can believe that NYC is number one. We are totally overrun by foreign tourists.

I am surprised that the official numbers show more Brits coming here than Germans or French. Its funny, because purely based on personal observations I think I see many more Germans than British here.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 03:04 AM   #39
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Seems like every other person in New York City is French.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 10:15 AM   #40
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As a 'European' I would say (in random order)

New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, Nashville, Seattle, Minneapolis/St. Paul (do twincities count?), San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Monterrey.
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