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A survey has found that Americans are among the most popular people to bump into during overseas vacations. Although the Favorite Nationalities to Encounter survey, by holiday booking website Agoda, found that travelers from 7 out of the 11 countries involved in the survey would prefer to meet citizens of their own nationality when overseas, responses also revealed that "American travelers are the single most popular nationality to meet".
Detailing the findings, Agoda's survey indicates that "Americans [rank] 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".
Perhaps even more interesting, the survey results highlight the strength of the Special Relationship. The survey, which was conducted in June 2019 through YouGov, found that although Americans and Brits list their own countrypeople as their preferred meet ups overseas, they list Brits and Americans respectively as their second most preferred nationalities to interact with. So if during your Summer travels you speak with a British or an American accent, chances are you'll be welcome company!