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Travel Tip: What are the Most Popular Destinations in America?

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It won’t come as much of a surprise if I tell you that Americans’ favorite foreign countries to visit are France, Spain, and Italy.

But what about foreign travelers—where are their favorite places to visit in the U.S.?

Last year, 38.4 million foreign visitors came to the U.S. But where did they go?

For starters, you can judge the numbers based on where foreign travelers first fly when they come to the U.S.

Not surprisingly, the number 1 destination is New York, which grew 11 percent with 10.1 million foreign visitors last year.

Number 2 with 8 percent growth was Miami.

It was followed by Los Angeles and San Francisco.

But which U.S. destination is growing the fastest with foreign visitors?

The answer is Michigan, which jumped 40 percent last year.

It was followed by Louisiana with 36 percent growth.

But let’s not forget Orlando, which had its biggest year ever with foreign travelers.

The Orlando airport generated slightly more than one million visitors in 2014, but last year the airport handled 1.5 million—a 40 percent increase.

Which locations had the biggest drops in foreign visitors?

Sorry New Jersey…it’s Newark.

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