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Americans stay close to home

United States' residents like to stay close to home when they travel.

A study by Get Going Travel Insurance has found that Americans like to head nearby on their travels, with 35.1 million Americans making Mexico their holiday destination and 14.3 million heading over the border to Canada. Elsewhere, Americans also liked visiting the United Kingdom and France whilst UK citizens prefer to head to Spain (a total of 15.9 million annual visitors) and France (8.86 million).

It was also revealed that China's residents are the top travelling nation in the world. The Chinese spend a whopping one-quarter of a trillion dollars on tourism every year, more than the second placed United States (who spend $135 billion) and third placed Germany ($90 billion) combined. The United Kingdom places fourth with a $71 billion spend in the last 12 months.

The study also found that the size of the country doesn't matter when it comes to accepting visitors as Andorra takes in an impressive three million tourist arrivals in 2018, which gives it a tourist to resident ratio of 1:39, whilst Turks and Caicos and the British Virgin Islands also impressed with a ratio of 1:12 and 1:11 respectively.

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