Summer 2017's Top Five Destinations, on Every Continent

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Summer 2017 was a busy time at ToursByLocals! From the start of June to the end of August, we sent over 75,000 people out on tours with our guides.

Curious where people went? We’ve rounded up the summer of 2017’s top five most popular tour destinations on every continent.

We sell more tours in Europe than anywhere else, especially in the warm months! While the top five changes, Paris and Rome consistently jostle for first place.
1. Paris, France
2. Rome, Italy
3. Barcelona, Spain
4. Florence, Italy
5. London, UK

North America:
We were happy to see Vancouver – our headquarters and hometown! – top the list for busiest North American destination this summer.
1. Vancouver, Canada
2. San Francisco, USA
3. New York City, USA
4. Mexico City, Mexico
5. Boston, USA

Central and South America:
Travelers headed to Machu Picchu in June keep Cusco in the Top 5…but growing numbers of travelers to Cuba means Havana leads the charge in this category.
1. Havana, Cuba
2. Quito, Ecuador
3. Cusco, Peru
4. San Juan, Puerto Rico
5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our Asian destinations are most popular in spring and fall, when blossoms and fall foliage are at their peak, and temperatures are pleasant for exploring. Still, many travelers braved the mid-summer heat
1. Tokyo, Japan
2. Kyoto, Japan
3. Seoul, Korea
4. Bangkok, Thailand
5. Dubai, UAE

The northern and southern edges of the continent are most popular among our travelers, with people focusing most on Morocco, Egypt and South Africa.
1. Johannesburg, South Africa
2. Cape Town, South Africa
3. Tangier, Morocco
4. Marrakech, Morocco
5. Cairo, Egypt

Northern summer is the least popular time to travel Down Under, but a few travelers still paid a visit. Our Aussie and Kiwi friends are now gearing up for the start of their busy season, as the northern hemisphere winds down.
1. Perth, Australia
2. Sydney, Australia
3. Auckland, New Zealand
4. Melbourne, Australia
5. Wellington, New Zealand
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