Stats: Top Destinations for Los Angeles Travelers

The newly opened, completely renovated Mayfair Hotel is located in downtown Los Angeles, and is near the Staples Center, LA Live and the 7th Street Restaurant and Shopping Corridor.
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Los Angeles travelers are going farther afield this year, according to a new survey of Los Angeles area travel advisors, conducted by Travel Leaders Group. The company’s travel advisors in the Los Angeles area report that their clients, while still visiting popular-from-the-West-Coast destinations, such as Hawaii, Alaska and Asia, are now increasingly traveling farther to vacation in greater numbers in Europe, the Caribbean and in eastern parts of Mexico. The report also reflected the popularity of trending destinations such as New Zealand, Vietnam, Colombia, Portugal and Malta.

New air routes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and an increased frequency on some routes has helped to open up destinations around the world that were previously difficult to get to from Los Angeles, reports Travel Leaders Group CEO Ninan Chacko.

Family travel also ranked high among L.A. area travelers. In particular, those travelers sought amenities geared toward traveling with children and multiple generations of family members, such as larger, or adjoining rooms, breakfast included and children’s programming.

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In the Los Angeles area, Travel Leaders Group agencies include Protravel International, Tzell Travel and All Star Travel, with offices in Beverly Hills, Encino, Orange County, as well as San Diego, San Francisco and throughout North America, South America and the UK. The Los Angeles based advisors were polled for their insights on what their L.A. clients are booking in 2019.

The trending destinations among Travel Leaders Group clients flying out of LAX so far in 2019:

  • Auckland (up 18 percent)
  • Hong Kong (up 11 percent)
  • London (up 9 percent)
  • Shanghai (up 6.5 percent)
  • Paris (up 5 percent)

Top Domestic Destinations from LAX:

  1. Hawaii
  2. New York
  3. Alaska
  4. Pacific Northwest
  5. Florida
  6. Washington, D.C.

Top International Destinations from LAX:

  1. Western Europe
  2. Italy
  3. Eastern Europe
  4. Mexico
  5. Spain
  6. South Pacific
  7. The Caribbean
  8. France
  9. Asia
  10. Japan

Emerging Destinations from LAX:

  1. Vietnam
  2. Colombia
  3. Southeast Asia
  4. Portugal
  5. Japan
  6. Croatia
  7. Iceland
  8. Malta
  9. Belize

Hottest Cruising Trends for L.A. Travelers:

  1. Small Yachts
  2. River Cruises in the Amazon and Southeast Asia
  3. Celebrity Edge
  4. River Cruises in Vietnam
  5. Panama
  6. Seabourn in Cuba
  7. Southeast Asia
  8. Galapagos
  9. Alaska

Visit www.travelleadersgroup.com.

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