US continues to be ‘top destination’ for domestic, international travelers: Virtuoso VP
Virtuoso Vice President of Global Public Relations Misty Belles says the U.S. and Europe dominated summer travel destinations this year.
Looking ahead to the holiday and winter travel season, Virtuoso revealed the top summer destinations for luxury and experimental vacations that could have high demand in the coming months.
"We're seeing that the U.S. continues to be a top destination, not just for American travelers, but for outbound travel from other countries, people coming to the US to visit," Virtuoso Vice President of Global Public Relations Misty Belles told FOX Business’ Dagen McDowell Wednesday.
On "Mornings with Maria," Belles broke down the report which ranked the U.S. as the No. 1 country destination. Seven out of ten of the top picks were located in Europe, with Italy, France and Greece ranking among the top five.
While a combination of factors has contributed to the American and European travel surge, Belles said 87% of survey respondents have felt encouraged by the "dollar-euro parity."
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"The fact that the dollar is so strong is what's [incentivizing] them to get back to Europe, and right now," Belles said. "So you've got this excess savings, this wealth factor that comes into play as well, and then you just have people who are tired of looking at their own four walls at home and are eager to get out and see something else."