Report: Luxury travel on the rise in 2010

If 2009 is any indication, 2010 holds a lot of promise for the travel industry. A Luxury Link survey of more than 6,000 U.S. consumers showed more people took vacations in 2009, and are already planning their 2010 getaways.

Luxury Link polled its newsletter subscribers and asked how many vacations they took in 2009. Their answers generated the following results:

  • 60.1% of those surveyed traveled more than three times in the past year.
  • Economic conditions have not discouraged travelers from vacationing more in the coming year. According to the survey results, almost 64% planned to travel more in 2010 as compared to last year.

With a new found appreciate for travel, Luxury Link also learned that more people are planning to explore other parts of the globe. Of those surveyed, the top three destinations to visit in the world for 2010 are:

1. South Pacific (31%)
2. Mainland Asia (26.5%)
3. Western Europe (25.9%)

So, now that the days of the “staycation,” “nay-cation” and “daycation” and “no-cation” are over, where will you go?