Why US tourists are a hot commodity

The tourism industry does seem to love at least one aspect of US travelers: their spending power

Jun 26, 2023

Discretionary income means higher budgets for travel expenses, and American tourists indeed tend to spend more on dining, hotels and organized tours than their counterparts in Europe and elsewhere, tourism experts say; they’re accustomed to tipping, too. They also take longer trips and often bring a passel of loved ones with them.

Key takeaways

  • The relatively strong dollar against currencies like the euro and the new normal of work-from-anywhere policies, the US market appears poised to retain its spot high on the list of in-demand travelers for the foreseeable future;
  • While Americans are often criticized for their lack of work-life balance compared to some other Western nations, the explosion of remote work has sparked an uptick in US travelers bringing friends and family along for conferences and other business-centric events – and sticking around for a while afterward, too;
  • One of the strongest indicators of how the tourism industry continues to court American travelers: newly launched airline routes and expanded service to the States.

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