Top 5 Holiday Travel Destinations From 30 Days of 30Under30

chileAs our 30 Days of 30Under30 continues, we polled our past 30Under30 winners to find out what the hottest travel destinations will be for the holidays this year. Here are five of our winners’ picks:

Cassandra Bookholder, Camelback Odyssey Travel, A Virtuoso Travel Office – “South America has really become the hot continent for couples and families – The Patagonia region in Chile, the Galapagos Islands and Peru. Of course, the hot destination to chat about right now is Colombia too.”

Leyna Huber, Camelback Odyssey Travel, A Virtuoso Travel Office – “With holiday travel, Mexico is still really big for me – it offers a great value for both my local Arizona clients as well as my East Coast clients.  In many cases it prices better than both the Caribbean and Hawaii when all is said and done.”

Seth Apper, New Act Travel – “The most popular destination CURRENTLY as we head into the holiday season is anywhere that isn’t already sold out, love families booking Luxury Christmas in August and shocked that their top choices aren’t all available.  St. Marten and Baja California seem to be great places to check though!”

Lisa Zwissler, Beach Bum Vacations – “Jamaica and the Cancun and Riviera Maya regions of Mexico.”

Michael Distler, AuthentEscapes – “My focus is squarely on the African continent and safari experience where we continue to see a great upswing. From a more general perspective, the major players in Europe remain strong and I also seem to be hearing a lot more South America from the office.”

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