Travel Ticker®, a leading inspirational travel website, today announced the results of its 2010 Summer Travel Intentions Survey. This year, the travel bug seems to be back as 75 percent of respondents are planning to travel the same amount or more as compared to 2009. And this summer, vacationers are most interested in hitting the sandy beaches, having plenty of sightseeing/cultural experiences and swinging a date with lady luck.
When asked what type of dream summer getaway is the most desired this year, it's no surprise that a resounding majority chose beach getaways (37 percent) and cultural/sightseeing excursions (33 percent). To help the team at Travel Ticker continue to handpick just the right deals, they also found out specific destinations that summer travelers are aiming to visit most. Coming in at number one is sunny Las Vegas, followed closely by locales sure to please beachgoers or culture lovers. Below are the top 10 summer destinations as chosen by survey respondents:
1. Las Vegas 6. San Francisco 2. New York 7. San Diego 3. Caribbean 8. Chicago 4. Europe 9. Boston 5. Hawaii 10. Washington D.C.
For anyone looking to make their dream summer trip a reality this year, it's easier and more affordable than ever with a resource like Travel Ticker. Travel Ticker offers great deals in all the top ranking travel destinations, with savings of up to 70 percent in some areas. Here are several deals to help travelers get to where they want to go this year:
Up to $99 off Las Vegas packages: 3 nights w/air from $107 US Airways Vacations is offering up to $99 off Las Vegas vacations this summer. You can get a flight from Phoenix and a 3-night stay on The Strip for as little as $107 per person. Travel now-December 20. NYC: 30% off chic hotel near Central Park, any night -- $159+ A Travel Ticker way of saving. Stay at the hip On the Ave Hotel, just 3 blocks from Central Park in NYC, from $159 any night. Travel now-September 6, including weekends and holidays like Fourth of July and Labor Day. St. Lucia: 70% off all-inclusive resort, from $89 (reg. $322) - Exotic island -- rare 70% off. Now you can stay at the upscale, all-inclusive Almond Smuggler's Cove in picturesque St. Lucia, Caribbean from just $89 per person, per night. Kids stay, eat, and play at no extra charge. Valid now-September 30. 7-day London offer with hotel, tours, shows & more, $750 - London's calling, answer for just $750. This 7-day London package includes your hotel stay, a guided tour, West End show tickets, bus and tube transportation, daily breakfast, and more for a low $750 per person. Travel July 6-September 1.
"First and foremost, it's great to hear directly from customers that they're ready to travel again this year. But more importantly, it's great to find out where they want to go," said Barbara Messing, General Manager of Travel Ticker. "Travelers can feel confident that our team of experts is always searching for deeply discounted, high-quality travel deals to all their desired destinations and more."
The Travel Ticker Summer Survey was conducted online from June 14 until June 21 among Travel Ticker users, with 6,200 completed responses. More information on the survey is available upon request.
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