Summer is in sight and Orlando is the top destination for Americans looking to hit the road.
AAA Travel released a survey this week which shows that almost two-thirds of Americans–64 percent–plan to travel between June 1 and August 15.
“Millions of Americans are making plans for summer vacations, visiting famous landmarks in Europe, family attractions stateside, and anything in between,” said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group. “AAA recommends travelers plan ahead and book early with the expertise of a knowledgeable travel agent to maximize your vacation experience, saving time and money so you can focus on making vacation memories that will last well after summer fades away.”
AAA Travel released its top 10 bookings for trips this summer with Orlando topping the list just like it did last year. London moved up from fifth last year to second this year while Rome slipped from second last year to third in 2019. Vancouver moved down from third in 2018 to fourth while Dublin slipped from fourth last year to fifth. Paris rose from seventh to sixth in 2019 while Seattle, Anchorage, Honolulu and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic rounded out the top 10.
“Orlando, Florida, once again claims the top spot as the most-visited summer travel destination,” AAA noted. “The city’s world-famous theme parks are a top draw for families, as Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World prepare to unveil new attractions this summer. Europe is a bucket list destination for many Americans, and this summer is no exception. London has grown in popularity compared with last year, while Rome, Dublin and Paris continue to be hot spots for top summer travel destinations. Alaskan cruises are a top vacation choice for summer travelers this year, with Vancouver, Seattle and Anchorage topping the list of embarkation ports for these coveted sailings. After a harsh winter, many Americans will flock to warm-weather destinations, particularly those in Hawaii and the Caribbean. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, has once again cracked the top 10 after briefly dipping off last year’s list.”
“These top locales are sure to see an influx of travelers this summer, but some people will be looking for great vacation spots with slightly fewer crowds,” Jenkins said. “Other destinations to watch this year that didn’t quite make the top 10 list include Montego Bay, Jamaica, Calgary, Canada, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Anaheim, California.”