International travelers show more interest in Atlanta


Atlanta and several other U.S. cities are getting more popular with tourists traveling from outside the U.S., according to TripAdvisor Inc.

A new study evaluates major U.S. tourism cities seeing the greatest increase in interest from international travelers according to searches on the travel website.

The Top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest increase in share of traffic. (Number listed is increase in interest year-over-year):

  1. Nashville - 38 percent
  2. Portland, Maine - 34 percent
  3. Atlanta - 33 percent
  4. Dallas - 27 percent
  5. New Orleans - 20 percent
  6. Boston - 19 percent
  7. Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 18 percent
  8. Miami Beach, Florida - 18 percent
  9. Houston - 16 percent
  10. San Antonio - 15 percent

The TripAdvisor ranking of Top 10 U.S. Cities with the Greatest Increase in Traffic from International Travelers is based on the largest year-over-year increases in share of international traffic sessions on TripAdvisor August 2014-2015 compared to August 2013-2014 for U.S. cities with at least 100 million sessions during this period of time.