Even though this comes as no surprise, we wanted to trumpet this news with the Tour Italy Now community: According to a new survey, a trip to Italy remains choice #1 for Americans! This finding is from Harris Survey, one of the top pollings firms in the world, and is based on interviews with 2,183 Americans age 18 and over.
Italy tops the list, with Great Britain, Australia, Ireland and France rounding out the top five. Italy is the top travel choice of americans! What’s fascinating, at least to yours truly and we hope to you, too, is that Italy has held the top first or second spot going back to 2000, with a dip to third place in 2002. In the late 1990s, Italy placed fourth, which is hardly shabby. But this past decade has been great for Italy.
We called Harris to get a sense of the numbers, thinking it would be fun to make a Tour Italy Now Pizza Pie Graph for our readers, but they would not provide them, so we’re not clear how much of a leg-up Italy’s got over the other destinations. Oh well. We know Italy is number one!
And we know what makes a trip to Italy so alluring. Its beauty, culture, history, landscapes, festivals, cuisine. Cities like Venice, Rome, Florence, Naples, Milan. Yes, the politics can get crazy. There’s talk today that Berlusconi might resign over Italy’s debt crisis, but we’re not holding our breath over that one!
To take your dream trip to Italy, call Tour Italy Now at 800-955-4148. Whether it’s one of our escorted trip to Italy or Italy vacation packages, Tour Italy Now is the go-to folks for Italy travel.
Yours in trumpeting Italy… 😉