With travel seeing an unprecedented return, Virtuoso revealed its findings on where affluent Americans plan to travel this summer. Analyzing more than $49.5 billion in travel bookings, Virtuoso, the leading global network specializing in luxury and experiential travel, discovered the top 10 domestic and international destinations for summer.
Top 10 U.S. Destinations for Summer:
While southeastern states like Florida and South Carolina continue to draw visitors in the warmer months, California takes the top spot for its diverse options throughout the state, from bustling cities to vast beaches to beautiful wineries. Alaska makes a surprise appearance, with Washington’s surge in bookings most likely in support of the Alaska summer season.
Top 10 Destinations for Summer 2022:
- United States
- United Kingdom
The return to European summer vacations sees seven European countries make the list, with American travelers eager to venture outside of their country. That said, Americans continue to express desire to explore more of the United States, and with Canada now open to American travelers, the country makes its return to the list once more.
Princess Premier, a new add-on recently launched by Princess Cruises, offers cruise-goers unlimited WiFi, premium/top-shelf beverages, photos and more. The new offer builds off the popular Princess Plus add-on to bring guests a more comprehensive bundle and savings of more than 50 percent when all the amenities are purchased separately.
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Recently, NoMo SoHo and its ownership, real estate and investment firm Sapir Corp Ltd., launched a curated NFT program, making NoMo SoHO the first hotel in the United States to offer guests an innovative way to book stays using blockchain technology.
From Aug. 9 to 17, Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, will vibrate to the sound of the world’s favorite Elvis Presley tunes as Elvis Week 2022 gets underway. This year’s event will be a fun-filled mashup of tributes, concerts, special events and celebrity appearances, including actress Barbara Eden, who starred with Elvis in the 1960 film Flaming Star and became a household name for her lead role in the long-running television series I Dream of Jeannie.
When American travelers make plans to visit Portugal, Lisbon is usually their first stop.
What happens when three of the six French nationals residing in San Antonio get together? If they happen to be from a long line of proud French gourmands from three different regions of the country, they take what they know and make it something proudly Texan, while still adhering to their separate and collective culinary roots. That’s exactly what happened as a result of those three — Executive Chef Laurent Réa of Strasbourg, Philippe Placé of Chartres, and Jérôme Sérot of Lyon — meeting 20 years ago.
Birds on the brain these days? Head to the Columbia Valley, located between the towering Rocky and Purcell mountains in southeast British Columbia. The newest addition to the BC Bird Trail is marked by friendly communities surrounded by wetlands, featuring a burgeoning avian population. In spring, watch for the striking plumage of horned grebes, as well as songbirds and Lewis’s woodpecker.
Whether you prefer a villa on the beach or an ultra-luxe suite downtown, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Los Cabos.
Upon our triumphant in-person return to Los Angeles in December 2021 to celebrate our annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, the FXExpress Publications, Inc. team also revisited one of our favorite city hot spots: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills for dinner at the on-site Riviera 31 bar lounge.