Booking.com, a worldwide leader in connecting travelers with the best prices, has conducted global research and just recently revealed the top 10 most popular destinations for first-time travelers. This is the first time the website has ever released this type of information and we couldn’t wait to see what they discovered. After surveying over 15,000 travelers across 20 markets worldwide, Booking.com uncovered that 9 out of 10 of the destinations were in Europe. So grab your passport, check to see if you are required to have a visa, and join the other thousands of travelers who are exploring the world!
#1 - Paris, France #2 - Barcelona, Spain #3 - London, United Kingdom #4 - Vienna, Austria #5 - Malaga, Spain #6 - Venice, Italy #7 - Rome, Italy #8 - Sydney, Australia #9 - Zurich, Switzerland #10 - Berlin, Germany
North America and the Schengen Area have an agreement that allows US citizens to travel into/around the Schengen member states for 90 days without a visa. Read more information about the law here. In short, this means that Americans can travel to #1-10, with the exception of Sydney Australia, without having to obtain a Visa.
The Top 10 Travel Destinations for First-Time Travelers is a great option for travelers to see the world. Since you'll mostly only need a valid passport, you can avoid the headaches of applying for visas. If you find yourself needing rush visa services, please give us a call and we can help. Happy travels!