Survey Reveals What Attracts Guests To U.S. Destinations


In 2015, annual visitation to the United States started to decline and has but to choose up. At the identical time, Americans are traveling much less regularly, typically in search of one thing new. The final results of PGAV’s fourth-annual Voice of the Visitor: Outlook on the Attractions Sector revealed a deep want to stop by locations that make them really feel welcome and relaxed, and a dramatic shift in the demographics of attraction guests.

Additionally, the new Welcome! 2019 Profile of International Guests to America revealed how travelers from China, Canada, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom strategy their trips to the United States, what motivates them to do so, why several have viewed as a stop by to the States, but are holding off till later, and exactly where they want to stop by. 68% of respondents had previously been to the United States. With the exception of Canada, nevertheless a lot more than a third of the populations in every single of the other 4 nations are strongly thinking of going to the United States.

More than 85% of international guests noted that going to a lot more than two towns on typical with every single stop by, and getting a secure and welcoming spot that has a wide variety of attractions and activities are their important priorities when traveling to the United States.

 “Over the final many years, from the U.S. Council of Mayors to the American Alliance of Museums to the Southeast Tourism Society and beyond, we’ve heard impassioned requests for insights into what international guests consider and what they’re performing when they enter The Melting Pot and to date, we couldn’t discover a precedent,” mentioned Mike Konzen, PGAV principal and chair. “These guests represent an immense contribution to our economy and share of the tourism industry—and in turn represent America when they return dwelling by means of their stories and photographs—and it is crucial we strive to much better understand—and welcome—these guests.”

Best 5 Motivators for International Travelers
1.) Purchasing (42 %)
two.) Theme Parks (27 %)
three.) Historic Landmarks (18 %)
four.) Museums (10 %)
five.) Sightseeing Tours (10 %)

Best 10 Areas Probably to Inspire a Take a look at to America
1.) Walt Disney Globe (36 %)
two.) Disneyland (26 %)
three.) The Grand Canyon (24 %)
four.) Statue of Liberty (21 %)
five.) New York City (21 %)
six.) Niagara Falls (20 %)
7.) Las Vegas (19 %)
eight.) Universal Studios (19 %)
9.) Hollywood (16 %)
10.) The Northern Lights (14 %)

Best 10 Attraction Forms Visited in 2018 (U.S. Vacationers)
1.) Historic Landmarks (38 %)
two.) Zoos/Animal Attractions (33 %)
three.) Theaters (30 %)
four.) Theme Parks (30 %)
five.) History Museums (28 %)
six.) National/State Parks (27 %)
7.) Aquariums (24 %)
eight.) Family members Entertainment Centers (22 %)
9.) Art Museums (21 %)
10.) Sightseeing Tours (21 %)

Best 5 Most Essential Elements for U.S. Vacationers
1.) Excellent worth for the dollars
two.) A clean spot to stop by
three.) Friendly employees members
four.) Delivers a secure and wholesome atmosphere
five.) A diverse encounter with a lot of distinctive points to see and do

The survey, carried out by H2R Industry Study, interviewed 1,500 American respondents who have either visited an attraction in 2018 or have plans of performing so in 2019.


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