Puerto Rico is a top choice for travelers. New research shows that Americans are searching for flights to the destination in droves.
Flight-comparison site, Jetcost, found that Puerto Rico was the most popular foreign flight destination searched for from the U.S. The most searched for destination for visitors from outside of the U.S. was found to be New York City, followed by Miami and Orlando.
The most popular domestic flights were between New York and Miami and Orlando.
Jetcost analyzed the number of searches onsite from American airports to destinations abroad between the 1st January and 19th May 2019 to compile the data.
These are the 10 most searched for foreign destinations from U.S. airports:
PHOTO: Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico. (Photo via Arrangements-Photography / iStock / Getty Images Plus)
San Juan Luis Munoz Airport, Puerto Rico–248,220
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic–222,136
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic–149,887
Mexico City, Mexico–119,764
San Salvador, El Salvador–65,400
Santa Clara, Cuba–50,434
These are the top 10 most popular U.S. cities to fly to from outside of the country:
New York City–421,472
“It was interesting to see that the top 10 searches for flights from the USA were exclusively to destinations in Central and South America, showing that Americans generally prefer to vacation close by,” said a spokesperson for Jetcost. “Unsurprisingly, New York was the most popular destination for tourists into the States, although it was interesting that Miami was the second most searched for, despite being far less busy.”