Many travelers are opting for luxury tours. // © 2013 Thinkstock
According to a recent Travel Leaders Group survey, travel professionals are seeing an increase in luxury travel bookings compared to last year.
Hundreds of agency owners, managers and agents participated in the survey, and 85 percent of participants reported that luxury hotel bookings had increased or remained the same while 86.2 percent reported that luxury tour bookings were higher than or on par with 2012 bookings. Despite increases in airfare costs, 82.7 percent of participants also reported that first- and business-class air bookings were higher than or had stayed the same as last year.