Virtuoso Releases Its '2015 Luxe Report'

Italy is a big winner across destination categories By: Melissa Karlin
Italy won as top destination in the international, family travel and honeymoon categories. // © 2015 Thinkstock
Italy won as top destination in the international, family travel and honeymoon categories. // © 2015 Thinkstock

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Virtuoso has released its “2015 Luxe Report” detailing the top travel destinations for the upcoming year. Completed by 599 travel advisors from Virtuoso agencies across 25 countries, the annual survey asked advisors to rank their top five destinations in regards to each question.

The survey also found that most clients opt for high-end travel due to a desire to explore new sights and authentic experiences, to relax and to connect with loved ones. 

Following are the top destinations in domestic, international, “emerging,” family, adventure and honeymoon travel. 

Top Domestic Destinations  
1. New York City
2. Maui
3. Napa Valley/Sonoma, Calif.
4. Las Vegas
5. Miami/South Beach
6. San Francisco/Bay Area
7. Orlando, Fla.
8. Alaska
9. Hawaii Island
10. Los Angeles/Rocky Mountains

Top International Destinations
1. Italy
2. France
3. Mexico
4. South Africa
5. Australia
6. England
7. New Zealand
8. Turks and Caicos
9. Peru
10. Thailand

Top “Emerging” Destinations
1. Croatia
2. Myanmar/Burma
3. Cuba
4. Bhutan
5. Iceland
6. Peru
7. Vietnam
8. Costa Rica
9. Antarctica
10. Galapagos Islands

Top Family Travel Destinations
1. Italy
2. Orlando, Fla.
3. Mexico
4. Hawaii
5. England
6. Costa Rica
7. France
8. South Africa
9. Dominican Republic
10. Turks and Caicos

Top Adventure Destinations
1. Costa Rica
2. South Africa
3. Galapagos Islands
4. New Zealand
5. Peru
6. Australia
7. Antarctica
8. Alaska
9. Grand Canyon
10. Canadian Rocky Mountains 

Top Honeymoon Destinations
1. Italy
2. Maui
3.French Polynesia
4. France
5. Maldives
6. Mexico
7. St. Lucia
8. Kauai
9. Fiji
10. Bali

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