Iceland Likely to Remain Popular Destination for Americans

Tourists in the Geysir hotspring area.

Tourists in the Geysir hotspring area. Photo/Kristinn Ingvarsson

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Year after year, the largest group of tourists visiting Iceland has been US citizens. New research by online travel marketplace KOALA reveals that Iceland is among the top ten destinations Americans have searched for online in recent months. This, according to a press release, suggests that once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, Iceland will remain a popular destination for Americans.

To find out which places Americans are looking to visit once restrictions are lifted, KOALA – a company in Brooklyn, New York, which specializes in connecting vacationers with timeshare rentals - analyzed Google data to determine which destinations Americans have been searching for the most during the past six months, including flights to destination, as well as vacations and hotels at destination.

What they discovered was that most Americans are planning a trip fairly close to home, with Puerto Rico ranking number one, with 580,100 Google searches.

Mexico came in second, followed by the Maldives, Japan, Jamaica and Greece. Aruba is in seventh place, Costa Rica ranks eighth, the Bahamas ninth, and Iceland is in tenth place, with 189,100 Google searches.

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