Orlando Beats Las Vegas as the Top Travel Destination for Fall 2014

By USDR 

Travel Leaders Group released findings from its most recent nationwide survey of travel agents. Based on actual bookings, nearly 90% of Travel Leaders Group agents stated that their overall bookings for 2014 are greater than or equal to this time last year.

While the survey identified Orlando, Florida, and Caribbean cruising as the top domestic and international vacation destinations, respectively, for American travelers for the remainder of the year, European river cruises ranks as the “destination” making the biggest jump on either Top Ten list.

Rank

2014 Top Domestic – FALL

Percentage

2013 Rank

1

Orlando, FL

34.3%

2

2

Las Vegas, NV

33.2%

1

3

Maui, HI

31.9%

4

4

New York City, NY

30.1%

3

5

Honolulu, HI

22.1%

5

6

San Francisco, CA

18.2%

6

7

Chicago, IL

15.5%

7

8

Los Angeles, CA

15.1%

9

9

Washington, DC

14.0%

8

10

Boston, MA

12.7%

11 (tie)

Rank

2014 Top International – FALL

Percentage

2013 Rank

1

CRUISE – Caribbean

36.6%

1

2

Cancun, Mexico

32.6%

2

3

London, England

22.3%

3

4

Rome, Italy

21.2%

4

5

CRUISE – Europe (River)

20.8%

8

6

CRUISE – Europe (Mediterranean)

18.2%

5

7

Paris, France

17.9%

6

8

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

14.9%

7

9

Montego Bay, Jamaica

13.2%

9

10

Playa del Carmen/Riviera Maya, Mexico

13.0%

10

This survey was conducted by Travel Leaders Group from August 4 – August 29, 2014, and includes responses from 1054 U.S.-based travel agency owners, managers and frontline travel agents from the flagship Travel Leaders brand

“The results of our Fall Travel Trends Survey speak volumes in terms of a key indicator on the confidence many Americans have in their personal economic situation. To have nearly 90% of our agents reporting that bookings are higher than, or equal to, this time last year is very positive for our industry and the country,” stated Travel Leaders Group CEO Barry Liben.

“With London, Rome and European river cruising in the Top 5 on our international list, it’s clear that Americans travelers will reap the benefits of ‘shoulder season’ in Europe,” said Liben. Elsewhere in the world, we are keenly aware of how politics impacts travel and constantly work with our clients to find the ideal travel options for each individual and offer peace of mind should our leisure or business travelers need us to change their travel plans at a moments’ notice.”

Travel Leaders Group travel agents from across the U.S. were asked to name up to five top domestic and international destinations they’re booking for the remainder of the year. The following information and trends are based on actual booking data.

All opinions expressed on USDR are those of the author and not necessarily those of US Daily Review.

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