What Country’s Citizens Take the Most Foreign Trips?

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  01.24.06 | 12:38 PM ET

The answer is surprising. Germany is number one, and changes are coming to the number two and three slots. According to an interesting Reuters report on CNN, “Last year, Germans alone accounted for over 86.6 million trips abroad, with Britons in second place (65.3 million) and Americans trailing in third (58.3 million).”

But what made headlines is the prediction by research firm MINTEL that Japan and China will take the number two and three slots respectively by the year 2020, thanks in part to the rise of a “traveling class” in China. What’s more, “Overall, the number of trips taken abroad from the world’s top 15 traveling nations will double by 2020 to 836.6 million from 433.3 million, the survey predicted.”



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