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Luxury travel is on the upswing.  A couple of years ago, during the heart of the recession, it wasn’t in vogue to spend a lot of money on anything, including travel, but times have changed and travelers are back to traveling in great numbers.  Luxury travelers are on the rise.

What are the top travel destinations for the luxury travelers in 2013?    According to the Travel Leaders Group Travel Trends Survey

Conducted November 19 – December 16, 2012, the luxury travel trends are based on responses from 567 Travel Leaders Group owners, managers and frontline travel experts throughout the United States who identified themselves as selling luxury travel.

The Top International Destinations for Luxury Travelers in 2013:

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1.  European River Cruise 35.9%

2.  European Mediterranean Cruise 33.1%

3. Italy 31.2%

4.  Australia 18.5%

5.  France 11.8%

6.  Costa Rica 9.5%

7.  European Baltic 8.1%

8.  Tahiti/French Polynesia 7.0%

9.  St. Lucia 6.5%

10.  England 6.3%

If Money Were No Object:

The survey participants offered these destinations as their client’s top 3 destinations, if money were no object:

1.   Australia 46.58%

2.   Bora Bora 25.92%

3.   World Cruise20.26%

4.   Tahiti 16.84%

5.   Italy 16.58%

6.  European River Cruise 13.82%

7.   South Africa 13.55%

8.   United Arab Emirates 12.63%

9 . European Mediterranean Cruise 12.50%

10. Fiji 10.53%

11. New Zealand 9.87%

12. Antarctica 9.47%

13. Ecuador – Galapagos Islands 6.05%

14. China 5.26%

Are any of these destinations on your vacation wish list?   My Vacation Lady can help you plan your dream vacation or honeymoon.