I'd like to know the top 10 international vacation destinations for millenials (defined as people born between 1980 and 2000) along with a) how many people travel there and b) how much money they spend on those vacations.

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I'd like to know the top 10 international vacation destinations for millenials (defined as people born between 1980 and 2000) along with a) how many people travel there and b) how much money they spend on those vacations.

As an overview, while only 37% of Americans actually carry a passport, those that do have several top destinations. We have summarized the top 10 locations and sorted them by travel volume and expenditures. As it was not possible to find the information you requested specific to Millennials, we have not focused on Millennial travelers. You will find all of this information in compiled in this spreadsheet, per your request.

Top International Destinations for Americans

We have determined the top destinations according to two metrics. First, we identified the top destinations for Americans by the ranking of expenditure at those locations. Secondly, we provided the top destinations by the metric of traveler volume. For all statistics and figures provided, we provided the most recent data that could be found after searching extensively through government databases, industry reports, travel sites, and reputable news and media outlets.

Top Destinations for Americans by Travel Volume

1. Cancun, Mexico had 2,625,000 US travelers during the year 2015, according to the most recent data published in 2015. We calculated this number by taking the 5 million total tourists to Cancun in 2015 and multiplying it by our finding that 52.5% of visitors to Mexico were from the US. For this calculation, we are assuming that the number of visitors to Mexico and the number of visitors to Cancun are relatively equivalent.

2. London, UK had 2,385,600 American tourists in 2016. We calculated this number by taking the 12% of tourists that were from the US and multiplying it by 19,880,000, the total number of tourists traveling to London in 2016.

3. Toronto, Canada had 2,160,000 American tourists in 2016. We calculated this by taking the 48% of tourists that were from the US and multiplying it by 4,500,000, the total number of tourists traveling to Toronto in 2016.

4. Montreal, Canada had 1,869,911 American tourists, according to the most recent data available published in 2016.

5. Paris, France had 1,622,700 American tourists in 2016. We calculated this by taking the 9% of tourists that were from the US and multiplying that by the total number of tourists in for that same year, 18,030,000.

6. Rome, Italy had 1,424,000 American tourists in 2016. We calculated this by taking the 20% of tourists that were from the US and multiplying it by the total number of tourists for that same year, 7,120,000.

7. Tokyo, Japan had 1,170,000 American tourists in 2016. We calculated this by taking the 10% of tourists that were from the US and multiplying it by the total number of tourists during that same year, 11,700,000.

8. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic had 982,800 American tourists in 2016. We calculated this by taking the 36% of tourists that were from the US and multiplying it by the total number of tourists in that same year, 2,730,000.

9. Amsterdam, Netherlands had 960,000 tourists from the US in 2016. We calculated this number by taking the 12% of tourists that were from the US and multiplying it by the total number of tourists in that same year, 8,000,000.

10. Vancouver, Canada had 897,000 tourists from the US in 2016. We calculated this by multiplying the 23% of travelers that were from the US by the total number of travelers during that time frame, 3,900,000.

Top Destinations for Americans by Expenditure

1. London, UK took in $2.38 billion during 2016 from American travelers. We calculated this by multiplying $19.8 billion spent in London by all international travelers in 2016 by the 12% of them that were from the US.

2. Cancun, Mexico took in $1.73 billion from American tourists, according to the most recent data published in 2015. We calculated this by taking the $3.3 billion spent in Cancun by all international travelers and multiplying it by the 52.5% of travelers that were from the US.

3. Tokyo, Japan took in $1.35 billion in 2016 from American travelers. We calculated this by multiplying the 10% of travelers that were from the US by the total spent by all international travelers during that same time period, $13.5 billion.

4. Dubai, UAE took in $1.25 billion from American travelers in 2016. We calculated this by multiplying the 4% of international travelers that were from the US by the total spent by all international travelers during that same time period, $31.3 billion.

5. Paris, France took in $1.16 billion from American travelers in 2016. We calculated this by multiplying the 9% of international travelers that were from the US by the total spent by all international travelers during that same time period, $12.9 billion.

6. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic took in $1.04 billion in 2016 from travelers from the US. We calculated this by multiplying the 36% of travelers that were from the US by the total spent by all international travelers during that same time period, $2.9 billion.

7. Toronto, Canada took in $1.04 billion in 2016 from US travelers. We calculated this by taking the 48% of international travelers that were from the US and multiplying it by the total spent by all international travelers during that same time period, $2.16 billion.

8. Montreal, Canada took in $950 million in 2016 from US travelers. This calculation required multiple steps. First, we our research indicated that the total number of US travelers to Montreal for that time frame was 1,869,911. We then took that number and divided it by the total number of international travelers to Montreal, 2,170,000, and calculated that 86% of international travelers to Montreal were from the US. We then multiplied the 86% of travelers that were from the US by the total spent by all international travelers during that same time frame, $1.1 billion.

9. Rome, Italy took in $900 million in 2016 from American tourists. We calculated this by multiplying the 20% of international visitors that were from the US by the total spent by all international travelers during the same time period, $4.5 billion.

10. Seoul, South Korea took in $740 million in 2016 from American tourists. We calculated this by multiplying the 6% of travelers that were from the US by the total spent by all international travelers during that same time period, $12.3 billion.

Conclusion

We looked at international top travel destinations for people from the US and ranked them according to how much was spent at each location and according to total travel volume to each location. All of our findings have been compiled into a spreadsheet, as requested.
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