For the first time in nearly 20 months, the US is opening its borders to travellers from the UK, and ABTA reports that there is a huge pent-up demand for flights to the US. The United States is the second most popular destination that UK travellers say they intend to visit in the coming year, according to new data from ABTA, with nearly one in five (18%) of those who plan to take a vacation abroad hoping to visit there.
British vacationers are once more able to take a much-anticipated trip to the USA, according to Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of ABTA – The Travel Association. It’s a very positive development that travel to the US is once again permitted. The US is currently ranked as the second most popular travel destination for the upcoming year. According to pre-pandemic statistics, 4.8 million UK tourists travelled to the country in 2019, attracted by its dynamic cities, national parks, and entertainment venues, with New York and Florida being among the most well-liked locations.
People travel to the US to study, conduct business, and visit friends and family. The re-establishing of trade ties between the US and the UK is an important step in the revival of international travel and will support the government’s goal of creating a truly global Britain, he continued.