11.08.2007

Top 20 Destinations for Americans: Mexico #1

According to data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the favorite destination for American travellers by a wide margin: Mexico.

That's right. Mexico is not only our biggest commercial partner; a country with which we share deepening cultural and familial connections; the preferred residence for an estimated 1 million U.S. nationals; but it's also THE favorite destination for American travellers.

(So building a 800 mile border fence and criminalizing Mexican workers is good policy?)

Here are the top 20 destinations for Americans in 2006:

1. Mexico: 19,659,000
2. Canada: 13,855,000
3. UK 3,286,000
4. France: 2,231,000
5. Italy: 2,201,000
6. Germany: 1,688,000
7. Jamaica: 1,688,000
8. Bahamas: 1,538,000
9. Japan: 1,538,000
10. China: 1,327,000
11. Spain: 995,000
12. Netherlands: 904,000
13. Hong Kong: 904,000
14. India: 904,000
15. Ireland: 844,000
16. Taiwan: 693,000
17. Switzerland: 633,000
18. Korea: 633,000
19. Australia: 603,000
20: Greece: 482,000