Skyscanner’s Flight Trends for May 2010: Top 50 Flight Destinations

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Cheap airfare search engine, Skyscanner examines this month’s Top 50 Destinations.

Cheap airfare search engine, Skyscanner examines this month’s Top 50 Destinations.

Top Inbound Cities for Us
For foreign travelers, New York, Las Vegas and Orlando are top destinations this month, with New York remaining a global Top-10 destination for most countries. In particular, New York has a strong pull this month in France, Italy, Germany, Sweden and Canada; holding its place as one of their top destination-cities. Meanwhile, Orlando remains at the top-pick for both Brits and Americans, and as the end of the school year approaches in North America, Orlando is especially favorable with US travelers.

This Month’s Top 5 Hold Their Positions
Within North America, the top 5 locations on this month’s Top 50 remain unchanged; revealing that London, New York, Paris, Las Vegas and Los Angeles are all solid cities of choice for both spring and summer travel. All of the cities at the top of the list offer attractions drawing even the most discriminating tourists into the city. You can find this month’s best European flight deals here, with specific London flight deals here.

Trends: Travelers Head West
With the start of summer travel seeing an increase in international flights from San Francisco for travelers who seek the adventure of exotic, international destinations like Bangkok and Tokyo, many US and Canadian travelers will also exploring the west-coast of North America this summer; with San Francisco, San Diego, Vancouver and Seattle all making significant climbs in the Top 50.

Biggest Climbers
Ascending significantly on the list, possibly due to sun seekers confirming travel plans, are Phoenix, Mexico City, Miami and San Juan. All sun drenched destinations; great weather is almost a guarantee for any traveler headed to these cities.

Biggest Fallers
Surprisingly, German cities have dropped significantly in the ranking of the Top 50. German destinations Munich (-9), Dusseldorf (-6), Berlin (-8) and Frankfurt (-3) all fell unpredictably in the slots of the Top 50. Brussels has fallen off the Top 50 completely for the month.

June 2010 – Top 10 Destinations for US/Canadian Travelers
1.    London
2.    New York
3.    Paris
4.    Las Vegas
5.    Los Angeles
6.    San Francisco
7.    Chicago
8.    Dublin
9.    Frankfurt
10.    Rome

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