Australia fails to make top 10 destination list for American travellers

London, UK - June 28, 2016: Musical support from the Regimental Band during the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in the summer.  The soldiers can be seen wearing scarlet tunics and bearskin caps
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    Australia’s top cities have failed to make the grade with American travellers this northern summer, with no local city in the top 10.

    The ever-popular cities of London, Paris and Rome topped the list. Athens experienced the highest surge (248% increase) in searches from last year. Dublin, Barcelona and Vancouver, Canada were new additions this year. But there was no Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane in sight. Even Cancun and Amsterdam at numbers five and six got a look in.

    The data was pulled from US searches on Delta.com from November 1, 2023 to March 18, 2024 for travel between May and August 2024.

    The top 10 list reveals that many US flyers are seeking different cultural experiences in faraway settings, but not Down Under.

    Searches for these top 10 international destinations increased more than 150% from 2023, highlighting the strong demand for international travel following the airline’s 11 highest sales days in its history, all occurring this calendar year.

    On the domestic front, top-searched destinations (excluding Delta Hubs) include Las Vegas, Orlando, Miami and Honolulu, indicating a strong interest for sundrenched getaways and cities holding major sporting events this summer.

    Meanwhile, Delta is running its largest international schedule ever this northern summer. With more than 290 destinations across more than 50 countries, other notable summer destinations include a new, nonstop service to Venice, Tulum and Naples (starting in May).

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