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American Citizens opt for Greece and Italy as their main European holiday destinations

American Citizens Opt for Greece and Italy as Their Main European Holiday Destinations

American Citizens Opt for Greece and Italy as Their Main European Holiday Destinations 1280 719 admin

The major public transport service in Europe and the UK, Trainline, has been researching travel destination interests among their American customers. The company traced more than 4.5 million Google searches in the last 12 months, analysing data for more than 300 worldwide destinations.  Their conclusions were riveting, to say the least!

The most searched European nations were Italy and Greece. Considering their neighbours, 16 states (mostly trump supporting) opted for Mexico and 14 looked for Puerto Rico for their potential holiday. These are the top international searches for Americans:

1. Puerto Rico
2. Greece
3. Italy
4. Costa Rica
5. Japan
6. Canada
7. Mexico
8. Jamaica
9. The Bahamas
10. Thailand

Search Volume by State - Domestic TravelAs for domestic travel, Hawaii was the most popular staycation. Florida State, for example, ventures Northwards to New York, and Hawaiians seem to prefer the Vegas nightlife. Among national trips, Michigan came in 4th place, closely followed by Florida, Chicago, New Orleans, Atlanta and Seattle.

Search Volume by State - Domestic Travel

The statistics gathered by Trainline, which involved 4.5 million keywords across Google data-streams, is extremely useful to determine travel patterns of  American citizens, both internationally and domestically. It is also a way for every state and country to adjust their marketing strategies towards their American target clusters, and consider brand adjustments and re-adjustments, depending on positive or negative feedback.

Amsterdam Restricts Airbnb in Three Neighborhoods

Amsterdam Restricts Airbnb in Three Neighborhoods 1600 900 admin

The decision has been made: Amsterdam is to ban Airbnb rentals and other platforms from three districts in the city. The remaining neighbourhoods will only allow holiday rentals with a permit, limiting tourists from renting out homes for a max amount of 30 nights a year. The choice emerged from a survey conducted with the local community, where 75% voted in favour of banning home rental operations in the districts of Burgwallen-Oude Zijde, Burgwallen-Nieuwe Zijde, and Grachtengordel-Zuid.

The pressure of tourism, and precisely of the invasive and disrespectful type of it, has affected the quality of life of Amsterdam’s residents. One in five houses is advertised as a holiday rental, meaning that entire neighbourhoods are susceptible to temporary tourists, their behaviours and all other impacts associated with rental platforms.

July 1st was the date of implementation of the new permit system, which dictates that a home offered up for rental must be inhabited for at least 30 days and with a maximum amount of 4 people, and no more. Furthermore, a regular report must be issued to the Municipality every time the owner finds a renter.

Amsterdam is committed in its’ objectives to improve the quality of life and preserve the beauty of its’ heritage, so will conduct the study again within 2 years. If citizens still feel the way they do now, more neighbourhoods will be added to the list.