Stat: Australia Tops Most Desired Destinations for 2015

According to Fly.com's New Year Travel Resolutions Survey, Australia has moved ahead of Italy to become North America's most desired destination for 2015. 

Islands in the South Pacific dominate the list this year, as New Zealand and Fiji rank third and fourth respectively.

In Europe, the rising destination is Greece – a country that finished a very close sixth behind perennial favorite France. 

Conversely, South Africa and Spain are no longer trending as top destinations compared with two years ago. In addition, far fewer travelers wish to vacation within the United States next year.

Broken down regionally some trends emerge. Canadian travelers were split between European and island destinations – and were the only group that listed French Polynesia and the Maldives in the top 10. In the U.S. Midwest, residents favor warm-weather destinations closer to home like Aruba and Belize. In the South and Northeast, travelers put Japan in their top 10 list – the only regions to pick an Asian country (other than Canada and the Maldives). Italy was in the top two destinations for every region except the South, where Australia, New Zealand and Fiji took the top three spots. The western states favored European destinations, including Croatia and Norway. Lastly all regions, except for the Northeast, ranked the United Kingdom as a desirable destination – surprising given its close proximity.

Source: Fly.com  

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