Orlando, Vegas remain favorites for U.S. summer travel

UNITED STATES For the ninth year in a row, Orlando and Las Vegas remain America’s most popular summer destinations, according to a survey of U.S. travel agents

Orlando came out on top with an 18% share of responses to the American Society of Travel Agents survey, and Las Vegas maintained the second spot with 16%.

“Family-friendly destinations, such as Orlando, and a destination that offers the thrills and excitement of Las Vegas are perennial favorites among Americans looking to relax with family and friends and get away from it all,” says ASTA President Chris Russo.

Rounding out the top 10 domestic destinations are Los Angeles (5%), San Francisco (4%), New York City (3%), Miami, (3%), San Diego (2%), Washington, D.C. (2%), Honolulu (2%) and Seattle (2%).

Florida again topped the state destinations for the 2011 summer season, accounting for 27% of all responses. Nevada drew the second largest number of responses (16%). California (17%), New York (10%) and Hawaii (9%) rounded out the top five state destinations for summer travel.