Cruise Tips / Travel Leaders Group Released its Top Luxury Travel Trends for 2017

Survey reveals booking trends for high-end hotels, cruise suites, and luxury escorted tours

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Travel Leaders Group released its top luxury travel trends for 2017 in which European river cruises rank as the top international luxury “destination” outside North America that is being booked among its most affluent travellers. 

They also reveal that more than eight out of 10 luxury-focused travel agents say their bookings are higher than or equal to last year for high-end hotels, luxury cruises and escorted tours, suites on cruise ships, and Premium Air (First and Business Class). 

Here are the top luxury travel destinations and latest luxury travel findings from Travel Leaders Group’s recent survey:

VIEW TOP LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS (OUTSIDE) NORTH AMERICA

1. Cruise – Europe (River)

2. Italy

3. Cruise – Europe (Mediterranean)

4. Australia

5. France

6. England

7. Cruise – Europe (Baltic)

8. Ireland

9. Bora Bora

10. Cruise – Australia/New Zealand

VIEW TOP LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS WITHIN NORTH AMERICA

1. Cruise – Caribbean

2. Mexico

3. Dominican Republic

4. Jamaica

5. Costa Rica

When Travel Leaders Group luxury travel agents were asked to compare their overall 2017 luxury travel bookings so far to their luxury travel bookings at this time last year, over 81% of those surveyed say bookings are higher than or on par with 2016.

Results from Travel Leaders Group’s 2017 Travel Trends Survey are here.

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