Virtuoso Releases Travel Dreams Survey

Annual survey reveals top picks for dream travel destinations and experiences By: Kelly Rosenfeld
Dream vacations include photographing the Big Five on safari. // © 2013 Thinkstock
Dream vacations include photographing the Big Five on safari. // © 2013 Thinkstock

Virtuoso has released findings from its seventh annual “Travel Dreams” Survey, a poll which was conducted earlier this year through the company’s magazine, Virtuoso Life. The survey asked nearly 8,000 of the magazine’s readers to identify their ideal destinations, vacation types, excursions and trips of a lifetime.

In the category of “Top Trips of a Lifetime,” the most popular choices were taking a world cruise, renting a European villa and photographing the Big Five on an African safari. The top three dream destinations were identified as Australia, Italy and New Zealand. The most popular family vacations listed were an African safari, an Alaskan cruise and Ireland’s castles and countryside. For “Cities That Excite,” the most popular choices were Paris, Rome and London. Other categories on the survey included “Fantasy Island Reservations,” with the Greek Islands in the top spot; “Where to Make Dinner,” with Paris listed as the number one choice; “Best Trips For Two,” with a Mediterranean cruise named as the favorite; and “Where to Set Sail,” with a European river or canal taking the top spot. www.virtuoso.com

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