“Ain’t it wonderful to be
Where I’ve always wanted to be?
For the first time, I’ll breathe free here in New York City”
From “I guess the Lord must be in New York City”—Harry Nielsen, 1969
In long-haul international travel, the regular order (that is, as it was pre-pandemic), seems to be taking shape again—with the exception, that is, of some key Asian destinations. This means, according to the latest research from the Expedia Group that, across the broad spectrum of global destinations, there were more bookings from more regions for NYC. And as the table below affirms, New York was indeed a top destination for travelers in all regions.
- According to Expedia’s “2022 Q2 Traveler Insights Report,” North America, as a world regional destination, saw an increase in search activity. Canada, for instance, continued to lead search increases in Q2, as both an origin country and a destination country. Comparing June 2022 to April 2022, inter-province searches were up 10 percent, while searches from the U.S. to Canada increased 20 percent during the quarter.
- Travelers in other regions were also enthusiastic about visiting North America. Globally, Chicago, Las Vegas, and San Diego saw the strongest growth in Q2 demand between April and June.
- Elsewhere, the APAC region experienced consistent week-over-week international search growth throughout the quarter, with double-digit growth in May and June. In addition, following the June 10 announcement that the U.S. was lifting COVID-19 testing requirements, APAC saw another lift in searches, with Australians and New Zealanders showing the most enthusiasm and leading to double-digit growth for searches to the U.S.
Top 10 Booked Destinations
Second Quarter of 2022
|For APAC Travelers||For EMEA Travelers||For LATAM Travelers||For North American Travelers|
|1. London||1. London||1. Mexico City||1. New York|
|2. Tokyo||2. New York||2. New York||2. Las Vegas|
|3. Singapore||3. Paris||3. Cancun||3. Los Angeles|
|4. Seoul||4. Barcelona||4. Paris||4. Orlando|
|5. Honolulu||5. Dubai||5. Sao Paolo||5. Cancun|
|6. Paris||6. Istanbul||6. Madrid||6. Chicago|
|7. New York||7. Amsterdam||7. Rio de Janeiro||7. London|
|8. Sydney||8. Copenhagen||8. London||8. Boston|
|9. Melbourne||9. Stockholm||9. Las Vegas||9. Honolulu|
|10. Seogwipo*||10. Rome||10. Orlando||10. San Francisco|
*Jeju Island, South Korea
Click here to access Expedia’s “Traveler Insights: Comparing Trends in Each Region During Q2 2022”