We know where upscale American travelers are going this summer, and apparently they want pasta and wine. The top-booked destination is eternal favorite Italy, with European destinations dominating the list, as well as a couple of other international favorites – South Africa and close neighbor Canada. Europe is particularly appealing this year, due to a relatively strong U.S. dollar against both the euro and British pound.
Virtuoso mined its bookings data (totaling $39.7 billion in transactions) from U.S.-based travel agencies. This data reflects future bookings between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2017.
5. South Africa
All photos by Annie Fitzsimmons.