A new, dedicated sourcing and reservation team for Kuoni Group Travel Experts has been created to work with hotels and accommodation providers to bring more Asian travelers to key U.S. cities and national parks. Led by area sourcing and reservation manager, Matteo Provasnik, the team will be based in New York and on the West Coast but spend much of its time on the road searching and contracting for new product.
According to Kuoni Group Travel Experts, leading Asian source markets to the USA last year were Japan and Indonesia, although Brazil overtook China in the top five thanks to record economic expansion and job creation in the region. Both Japan and South Korea have enjoyed double digit growth.
Although key cities like New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas remain the most popular American destinations for Kuoni Group Travel Experts, booking data reveals some surprising information:
- Virginia is the second most popular state after New York, serving as a base for visitors to explore the sights of Washington DC as well as its own attractions.
- China’s group travelers are drawn to Las Vegas.
- California is most popular for South Koreans.