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JD Power Ranks Destination Satisfaction

Destination & Tourism Janeen Christoff October 20, 2016

JD Power Ranks Destination Satisfaction

PHOTO: Las Vegas is one of the most satisfying destinations for travelers. (Photo courtesy Thinkstock) 

For the first time, JD Power ranked the most popular U.S. vacation destinations. 

“The U.S. destinations that make travelers the most satisfied are Las Vegas, Austin, Orlando, New York and — Columbus, Ohio. That’s according to JD Power’s inaugural assessment of most popular vacation spots in the U.S.,” says USA Today.

The study also finds a link between traveler satisfaction and the amount of money they spend in a destination. 

“Happy travelers spend $277 more than the average traveler on restaurants, souvenirs and more. Those travelers who were not so satisfied spent $250 less per trip than the average traveler, the study found,” notes the report, according to USA Today.

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In addition to the overall category, travelers also ranked their favorite foodie and beverage cities. 

According to the report, New Orleans, Oahu in Hawaii, New York City, San Antonio and Las Vegas were the top destinations. 

For more information on the new survey results, read on here