Globetrotters From This Country Are the Most Travelled in the World

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Social Content Editor21 August 2017

Hostelworld recently analysed a load of global booking data from exactly 170 countries and found that Irish people are the most-travelled on the planet.

Could this explain the number of Irish pubs all over the world? According to a new report by Hostelworld, Irish people are the world’s most travelled followed by Australians and New Zealanders.

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In order to put all the results together, the hostel sharing platform measured all sorts of overseas and stayvacay accommodation bookings since 2014, reports Lonely Planet. The data found that the most ‘interpid’ wanderlusters hailed from Ireland, but while they made the most bookings per capita, what was most interesting in the findings was that they preferred to stick closer to home: Dublin, Galway, Cork and Belfast all made the top 10 in all bookings.

So who actually reign as the supreme globetrotters? That award go to the Aussies, who are more likely to jet off on a plane than the rest of us. At the top of their bucket lists included the likes of London, Amsterdam and Barcelona. And if you’re interested in other countries, travel junkies from Sweden, Scotland, Canada, England and Denmark aren’t afraid to explore the world either.

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Most surprising reveal was the most popular destination amongst all these millennial travellers. Drum roll please… London nabbed the top spot. Amongst the millions of people who take to the skies annually, the British capital is always high on the agenda. Unsurprisingly, Europe tended to get the most site bookings overall, with seven out of ten countries found on the T-Rex looking continent.

Looks like we’ve got loads to add to our travel checklists!

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