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Why This City In Jamaica Is The 10th Most Visited By US Travelers

Montego Bay, Jamaica - 10th most popular city for US travelers
Montego Bay, Jamaica – 10th most popular city for US travelers [Image by Dave77459 on Flickr]
According to a report by Insider Monkey, a financial analysis website, Montego Bay in Jamaica is the 10th most-visited city by US travelers in the world. There are many reasons for the city’s ranking, including idyllic beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, world-class golf courses, botanical gardens and many adventure activities. Read on to find out why Montego Bay is among the most-visited cities for American travelers.

Montego Bay ranked 10th in the list of most visited by US travelers

Anyone who has yet to visit Montego Bay in Jamaica should do so after this, and 29 other cities in the world is so popular with US travelers. With its beautiful beaches, well-manicured golf courses, botanical gardens and more, it is quite understandable. In fact, the report by Insider Monkey gave special mention of Doctor’s Cave Beach. However, US travelers also love Montego Bay for so much more, including its historic homes, local museums and shopping.

Montego Bay, Jamaica - 10th most visited city by US travelers
Montego Bay, Jamaica – 10th most visited city by US travelers [Image by ddrace on Flickr]
Located on Jamaica’s north coast, Montego Bay is the capital of St. James Parish and a major cruise ship port. Besides Doctor’s Cave Beach, Walter Fletcher Beach is also popular and is home to an amusement park. Meanwhile, scuba diving and snorkeling adventures in the coral reefs of the protected Montego Bay Marine Park are truly enjoyable adventures.

How were the cities ranked?

Golf course in Montego Bay
Golf course in Montego Bay, Jamaica [Image by jemacb from Pixabay]
Insider Monkey regularly releases data for all things financial, but this time their report involves the most visited cities by US travelers. The report uses data from Allianz Partners on the top destinations for Americans who traveled between 2017 and 2022. Meanwhile, they ranked the cities on the basis of how many times they received visits from American tourists during the research period. In fact, a city included in the top choices for one year during that period was assigned a score of one. In Montego Bay’s case, the Jamaican city achieved a score of six.

Meanwhile, according to the trends, US travelers have long preferred beach destinations. During 2022, more than 900 million people traveled internationally, doubling up on the total for 2021. Due to this, virtually every region in the world saw major increases in the number of international tourists. For instance, Europe was particularly popular, with increases of 80 percent on the pre-pandemic numbers. Moreover, Africa, North America and South America also soared by 65 percent of their pre-COVID numbers.

Of interest to note, the Middle East experienced the strongest increase in number soaring by 83 percent of its pre-pandemic visitors. However, for their part, the Pacific and Asia experienced the weakest tourism numbers, mainly due to the strict travel limits posed by the pandemic.

The list of the 30 cities, ranked as most-visited by US travelers, can be seen below:

Beach in Cancun, Mexico
Cancun, Mexico came in No. 1 [Image by Michelle Raponi from Pixabay]
  1. Cancun, Mexico
  2. New York City, New York
  3. San Jose, California
  4. Atlanta, Georgia
  5. Los Angeles, California
  6. Boston, Massachusetts
  7. Orlando, Florida
  8. Seattle, Washington
  9. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  10. Montego Bay, Jamaica
  11. London, United Kingdom
  12. Paris, France
  13. Nassau, Bahamas
  14. Dallas, Texas
  15. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  16. Phoenix, Arizona
  17. Oranjestad, Aruba
  18. Detroit, Michigan
  19. Chicago, Illinois
  20. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  21. Washington, D.C.
  22. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  23. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  24. Tokyo, Japan
  25. Dallas Fort Worth, Texas
  26. Santiago, Chile
  27. Rome, Italy
  28. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  29. San Francisco, California
  30. Las Vegas, Nevada


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