Miami Was Europe's Third Favorite American Travel Destination This Summer; First Among the French

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It shouldn't be much of a surprise to anyone who's walked down Lincoln Road and heard the menagerie of exotic accents, but Miami is a particular vacation destination for European tourists. It's the third most popular destination this summer of any city for visitors from the continent, actually. And apparently French tourists have a particularly strong amour for their amis in Miami.

According to the Huffington Post, hotel search site Trivago broke down the most popular U.S. destinations for European travelers this summer. Here's the top twelve:

  • 12. Key West, FL
  • 11. Honolulu, HI
  • 10. San Diego, CA
  • 9. Washington, D.C.
  • 8. Chicago, IL
  • 7. Boston, MA
  • 6. Orlando, FL
  • 5. Los Angeles, CA
  • 4. San Francisco, CA
  • 3. Miami, FL
  • 2. Las Vegas, NV
  • 1. New York, NY

The site also broke down each city in the top ten by the nationalities of each city's European guests. Here's Miami's:

30% German
18% French
15% British
13% Italian
4% Spanish
4% Swedish
3% Dutch
13% Other

Germans coming out on top isn't much of a surprise. Unless you count Russia, Germany has the biggest population of any European country by about 16 million. Germans were also the top tourists in seven of the top ten cities.

Miami, though, had the highest percentage of French tourists by a large margin (second place is LA with 13 percent of their Euro-guests being French), and was the only city in the top ten where French tourists topped British tourists.

Frankly we're flattered. France has always been a country known for its discriminating taste. They're home to the world's best chefs, artists, fashion designers and house DJs, and apparently the world's most savvy tourists.

Yes, and now your weekend-long fling with your French lover is suddenly making a lot more sense.

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viktory48
viktory48

Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade.  Ask Scareface he chose to live here....

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

THE FRENCH are BROKE so they cannot afford NYC or ORLANDO

the real question to ask is; IF YOU COULD AFFORD IT where would you prefer to VISIT ?

i doubt MIAMI is the place IF you could afford better because generally outside of the MIAMI BILTMORE the visitor could do much better eleswhere

even that touted beach is a faux experience unless you don't mind FECAL MATTER floating around you

viktory48
viktory48

I think the only fecal matter floating around is the one coming out your ass & mostly mouth. Miami is still a world destination for many & many affluent still want to invest in the Magic City. I think people like you talk shit when you know nothing about culture. Ask Lebron James, Emilo & Gloria Estefan, Donald Trump, Andy Garcia, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesia, Jeb Bush etc. just to name a few.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

@viktory48 

the outside money that "invests" hardly helps the local public school system or the children in poverty of MIAMI so i wouldn't  call it a "world destination" for those who are needy and find themselves requiring public assistance

talking about "CULTURE" is subjective but how about natural resources like WATER ? isn't that something that should be seen as a vital resource ?  the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT recently had to sue MIAMI-DADE to fund sewer system replacement and fund water delivery system operations for future demand - no other big city in america is so delinquent in providing this vital resource = period

of course those names you mention can afford their own water delivery - but what about the poor ? - period

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