These are the best vacation spots in the world

There’s no place like home, according to a survey by Virtuoso, a network of travel agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel. A new analysis by the company of the best vacation spots in the world found that the United States ranked first.

The Virtuoso study is one of several lists released just as the busy summer travel season gets underway. The surveys suggest that when it comes to the hottest travel destinations, closer is better. But beyond a few always-popular places, there’s not much agreement among the experts.
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This is the best advice for surviving the busy summer travel season

The hectic summer travel season is only weeks away, so what better time than now to improve your air travel literacy? You can start by listening to the business travelers who are on the road for weeks at a stretch. They have the best advice for surviving summer travel.

It’s easy to miss them sometimes. They’re the ones quietly sitting in the exit row seat, finishing a spreadsheet on their laptop computers. You might not even know you’re staying in a hotel with one, because they check in late and leave early.
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A look ahead at summer travel

What can you expect from this year’s summer travel season?

Fewer travelers, for one. MMGY Global, a travel and hospitality marketing and research company, projects a significant slowdown in overall leisure travel this year. The decrease could affect the summer season, which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Its travel sentiment index shows eight consecutive quarters of decline in demand since mid-2016 and an increase in price sensitivity over the same period.
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