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Orbitz booking data shows that across America, pretty much everyone loves a good Canada, Mexico or UK visit. But each state also seems to have its own favorite destination, with its denizens visiting those foreign countries disproportionately compared to everyone else. Where do travelers in your state tend to go more than anywhere else?

Check out the map below to find your specific state info.



Western states visit the Philippines, Costa Rica, Thailand and Mexico. Live in the Midwest? Most of you travel to Mexico, Guatemala, Germany, China and the Bahamas—what a diverse list! The Southwestern states frequent Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and India. Haven’t been? You should try it; everyone else is doing it. Most Southeasterners venture to Jamaica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia, the United Kingdom and other happeningspots. And Northeasterners jet away to Costa Rica, Aruba, Jamaica, Peru and other exotic locales.


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48 thoughts on “What’s your state’s most popular international travel destination? (infographic)”

      1. I think she was saying like, “I’m from Georgia and cause xyz in my life led me to retire there, I’m surprised that other people w similar life experiences didn’t take a comparable path.”


        1. So there’s no coke smuggling from Columbia, by airline or Fed employees ? Big bust just last week. All the time. Thousands of kilos. The majority of all travelers to Cartahena and Cali are not smugglers…… but take off your rose colored glasses.

      1. Or the fact that there are millions of Colombian immigrants living in Florida and they go home to visit sometimes?

    1. That’s easy! You got Colombians out the wazoo living there! I run a B&B in the Boston area and we get a surprising number of Floridians who are from Colombia. During the Colombian Drug Wars many refugees went where else but Florida.

      Explain to me why Texans go to India? Is it the yoga or the vegetarian food? LOL!

      1. Why do Texans go to India …

        Call up Texas Instruments customer care center and see who answers the phone. (Any of the other Texas based tech companies will do.)

      2. I don’t think that it’s Texans that are going to India there are just a lot of Indian people who live in Texas who are visiting home/relatives.

    2. My thoughts exactly . . . Because Colombia’s #1 travel destination is Florida perhaps?

  1. How about; most people who live in Maine and use Orbitz to book international travel use it to book travel to the Bahamas. That would be an accurate statement. The most popular international travel destination from Maine is Canada. But no one needs to use Orbitz to book it.

    1. Great minds think alike! To be accurate they should do an avg including all major airlines information, not just what was booked with Orbitz, Expedia, etc…

  2. I agree with you Jonny. And the most visited country from Texas and California has to be Mexico, but people do not need to use Orbiz to book that travel either !!!!

  3. What is it with easterners and Jamaica? I’m 74, have lots of friends who travel, and don’t know anyone who’s been to Jamaica!

    1. You don’t know what your missing. I’ve been all over the Caribbean but Jamaica is still one of my favorites. The people are very nice. They really try to please you.

  4. I’m surprised that the top destinations for my home state of Vermont are not Cuba and North Korea, since that’s where the sentiments of the progs who have invaded from NY and MA, over the past 20 years, lie.

        1. For a country building a wall to keep Spanish speaking people out we certainly travel a lot to Spanish speaking countries.

          1. Well James Dunbar travel/vacationing are the key words here. People from the states are going there for a good time and then return home. Not to immigrate and subsequently bring their entire families and then expect those Spanish speaking nations to assimilate to them instead of the other way around. Just use your brain…i promise it wont hurt

          2. Idiot. Spanish people are from Spain. Also, no-one wants to keep Hispanic people out. We want to keep out any and all people who are attempting to enter illegally.

          3. Carl, maybe you are the idiot for not reading the comment. James said Spanish speaking not Spanish. What language do most Hispanics speak, Carl?

          4. I personally am not for trying to build a wall that will cost tax payers.
            But it was intended to keep South Americans, Central Americans, and Mexicans seeking refuge, work, and a better life by crossing our southern boarders illegally.
            Also I’ve traveled by car to Mexico, all of Baja, and flown to Spain, and find Hispanic people the friendliest, with sincere welcoming hospitality.

        2. Right, only by foot or bus once you’re in South Korea. But I wouldn’t risk it, you’re on your own, could end up in prison work camp, in a coma or worse.

  5. Does your information exclude immigrants that came from those countries? If not your information is not accurate. For example I live in the State of Washington and we have a large population of Filipino immigrants ( I have worked with some, wonderful people ). Your information should only included people born in the USA I worked with a second generation Filipino born in the U.S he has no desire to visit there, while a gentleman born there has traveled back there. Please post the travels of U.S born citizens for a more accurate story!

  6. I am doubtful that a significant number of people travel from New York State to the UAE for any reason except to catch a connecting flight to someplace else. This is not a knock on the UAE, it does attract quite a number of tourists, but most of these come from Islamic countries to enjoy the relative personal freedom that is available in the UAE. Also, Emirates is a fine airline, often has pretty low fares, and you can fly nonstop to any major destination in Asia from Dubai.

    1. Dubai is quite popular- for the very rich. Many Americans work there to, businessmen, engineers, teachers, scientists, doctors…pay is great and accommodations too.
      Even American schools for their children. Great shopping centers, restaurants, all up scale. Much different than most imagine.

  7. I live in Illinois, apparently we visit United Arab Emirates the most. Really? Everyone I know goes to Mexico.

  8. Bahamas? Where do you think Michigan is? Check the map. It says China… I believe you are looking at Wisconsin… I hope you aren’t looking at Indiana, Kentucky or one of the Carolinas!!

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