As many of you might know the US dollar started strong this year. It's also ending the year stronger with the new announcement of a rate hike this year from the Federal Reserve indicating 1/2 to 3/4 percent. This is great news and ultimately means all travelers like you will get the best value for your dollar abroad.
Keep in mind, there's an art to knowing exactly where to travel to get the most value for your US dollar. The great news is that 2016 continues to be a wonderful year for American travelers to explore abroad, with banks reporting the US dollar started strong in 2016.
For American travelers, this translates to big savings of up to 40 percent. Some believe there is a limit to how long American travelers can ride out a strong US dollar for cheaper than average vacations.
According to Expedia’s president and CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi told Travel + Leisure, "We've seen that the strength of the US dollar has made international travel more affordable in the last year, with continued currency fluctuations globally, now is a better time than ever for Americans to travel abroad."
For a better insight on airfares, Expedia has compared the price of flights in 2016 versus 2015 for the destinations listed below. These are the top 15 countries where the US dollar has gained the most value since this time last year.
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