Europe is a top preference for US travelers making their plans for 2013, according to a recent survey by Fly.com. Italy ranks first in their recently released survey, followed by Australia. Another two European destinations, the United Kingdom and France, also made it into the top 5, following New Zealand on the US travelers’ wishlist for 2013
In the lower section of the top 10, US hot destinations put the country on the sixth place. Ireland and Spain are next in popularity for those making holiday plans for next yer, with Fiji and South Africa rounding up the top 10 list.
When asked about the region they wanted to travel to, most US respondents chose Europe and Oceania (with 60% of the mentions. Asia is another favorite region to travel to, the third most popular in the Fly.com top. Of those wanting to travel to Asia, most would like to visit India, other top preferences being Japan, Thailand, China and Vietnam.
“It is no surprise that Italy is at the top of America’s wish list for 2013. The destination conjures up images of romance, history and some of the finest food and wine in the world,” said Warren Chang, vice president and general manager, Fly.com. “However, as with any worthy new year’s resolution, we recommend acting on the intention right away. Booking flights well in advance can help travelers save a fortune. Being flexible is also key. For example, a tool like Fly.com’s Fare Calendars can help travelers save hundreds of dollars from one day to the next by providing visibility on when it is cheapest to fly.”