Lake Mary based AAA has released their list of forecasted top travel destinations for 2017 and Orlando is leading the way at the top of the list.
According to a recent AAA survey, 42 percent of Americans are planning to take a vacation in 2017, with most planning trips to warm-weather destinations in the U.S. and abroad.
“There is a lot of pent-up demand for travel in the new year,” said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president of travel and publishing. “Whether they’re taking a road trip to a well-known domestic destination or visiting an exotic international locale, today’s travelers are seeking experiences that are unique and immersive.”
With much of the country in the midst of a harsh winter, warm-weather destinations in the United States and Caribbean are topping most Americans’ travel itineraries.
Orlando isn’t the only Florida city in the top five, in fact Ft. Lauderdale comes in second and Miami comes in 4th. In third is Anaheim California and fifth is Las Vegas, Nevada.
On the international side, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is first followed by Rome, Montego Bay in Jamaica, London and the Bahamas rounding out the top five.