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Monday, December 26, 2011

2012 Domestic Travel Hotspots!

Travel Leaders, a travel agency consortium group, just unveiled the 2012 results of their authoritative annual Travel TrendsSurvey.

The results indicate that that Americans are ready to travel farther from home than in recent years. Travelers are also willing to spend what is necessary for their desired vacation- over 91% of Travel Leaders surveyed say clients will spend the same or more on travel in 2012 as compared to last year.

The survey was conducted November 21 - December 16, 2011and is based on actual booking data. The 2012 Travel Trends Survey includes responses from 640 Travel Leaders owners, managers and frontline travel experts throughout the United States.

The 2012 Top Domestic Destinations are:
1.         Las Vegas, NV
2.         Orlando, FL
3.         Maui, HI
4.         Alaskan cruise (with land tour options)
5.         New York City, NY
6.         Honolulu, HI
7.         Washington, D.C.
8.         Chicago, IL
9.         Los Angeles, CA
10.       Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ

Be kind to your travel agent & get out of town!