All the more travelers from the US are selecting Greece for their summer holidays, according to the US outbound traveler forecast for the 4th of July weekend released this week by tourism intelligence provider Mabrian.
More specifically, Greece is the Number 1 destination with the most growth – at 22 percent – for the July 1-4 period, Number 4 in terms of demand with 11.7 per million searches for the 4th of July long weekend, and at the top with regard to average flight prices at 992 euros one-way.
Topping American travelers’ wish lists is Mexico, with a score of 36.0 per million searches for the 4th of July long weekend. Next in line is Spain in terms of demand, with a score of 20.5. Portugal (13.1) exceeds Greece in terms of demand, with Italy at (10.3) and France (9.6). At the bottom of the list is the Dominican Republic (9.5).
According to Mabrian, the increase in demand begins on the weekend before July 4th indicating that US travelers may be planning to extend their holidays by taking advantage of the long weekend.
Mabrian analysts note that Greece and Italy are growing the most in terms of interest by Americans for this period. This year, Greece has improved its connectivity with the US, both through an increase in air seat capacity, which is up by 44 percent compared to pre-pandemic 2019, and has opened three new routes from Boston, Washington and Atlanta.
In terms of flight fares, the most competitive prices for one-way direct flights from the US are to Mexico and the Dominican Republic, at around 350 euros, with direct flights to Greece nearly hitting 1,000 euros.
Earlier this month, another Mabrian study found that Greece was among the most inspiring destinations in Southeastern Europe and the Balkan region this summer.
The cheapest ticket on average is to Portugal in Europe at 670 euros while ticket prices for other European destinations start at around 855 euros.