According to the findings of a recent nationwide survey of travel agents, American travelers are indeed using the "Brexit Benefit" to their advantage. According to the survey, London claimed the #1 ranking among international destinations.
The Fall Travel Survey of Travel Leaders Group finds out that Maui, Hawaii, also attained its first top ranking as Top U.S. Destination for the remainder of the year – last year it ranked third. Orlando, New York City, Las Vegas, and Alaska cruises rounded out the top five domestic destinations.
This survey was conducted by Travel Leaders Group from July 28 - August 24, 2016, and includes responses from 1,145 U.S.-based travel agency owners, managers, and frontline travel agents from the flagship Travel Leaders brand, along with those affiliated with Travel Leaders Group's Cruise Specialists, Nexion, Protravel International, Results! Travel, Travel Leaders Corporate, Tzell Travel Group and Vacation.com units.
Travel Leaders Group travel agents from across the U.S. were asked to name up to five of the 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.
|Rank||2016 FALL - Top Domestic||Percentage||2015 Rank|
|3||New York City, NY||30.5%||1|
|4||Las Vegas, NV||28.0%||4|
|5||Cruise – Alaska||25.5%||5|
|6||Los Angeles, CA||19.6%||6|
|8||San Francisco, CA||17.2%||7|
|Rank||2016 FALL - Top International||Percentage||2015 Rank|
|2||Cruise – Caribbean||30.1%||1|
|6 (tie)||CRUISE – Europe (River)||17.5%||4|
|6 (tie)||Punta Cana, Dominican Republic||17.5%||8|
|8||CRUISE – Europe (Mediterranean)||13.6%||7|
|9||Montego Bay, Jamaica||10.8%||10|
|10||Florence and/or Tuscany, Italy||10.0%||9|