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Global travelers want to meet travelers of their own nationalities on holiday

With summer holiday season in full swing and people keen to ‘get away from it all’, latest survey reveals a majority of countries surveyed would most likely want to meet their fellow countrymen/women while on holiday.

More than one in five Japanese and Australians would choose to meet their own citizens over other nationalities while on vacation. But they are not alone, the Agoda Favorite Nationalities to Encounter survey, reveals that travelers from seven out of the 11 countries surveyed would most like to encounter their own countrymen on holiday.

Top six countries where travelers would prefer to meet their own nationality when traveling – Japan (22%), Australia (21%), Thailand (19%), China (18%), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (17%), and UK (16%).

Bucking this trend are travelers from Indonesia with only 7% of travelers keen to meet Indonesians when traveling, along with UAE travelers on 10%.

American travelers are the single most popular nationality to meet, with Agoda’s survey revealing Americans ranking in the top three countries for eight out of the 11 surveyed. This appeal for meeting Americans travelers stretches across the continents, as it is seen on the list for travelers in Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, USA, UK, and Vietnam.

Despite Brexit, the Brits are the top country to favor meeting European travelers (45%), followed by Chinese, Australian and US travelers.

Asian travelers are more likely to want to meet other Asian travelers on vacation, with five out of the six Asian markets more likely to want to meet Japanese when on holiday.