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The Most Popular Luxury Travel Destinations of 2017

NEW YORK—Three U.S. regions are among the most popular luxury travel destinations of 2017, according to a recent survey by luxury travel website Paris, the global hub of art, fashion, and culture, is the most popular destination for luxury travelers in 2017.

The survey is sourced on data from over 3 million visitors to the website in 2017. The survey methodology combines both the overall popularity of each destination (60 percent weighted) with the average transaction amount each traveler spends on their hotel (40 percent weighted). The higher the average spend per destination and the more visitors, the higher the destination appears on the list.

Overall, three destinations in the U.S. made the list, New York, Hawaii, and Florida. Dubai, New York, London, and Singapore round out the top five destinations for luxury travelers according to the survey. Another U.A.E. city, Abu Dhabi, also made the list. Two destinations in Spain (Majorca and Barcelona) made the top 25 as well. Maldives and the Bahamas are also featured in the top 25 mainly due to their high average visitor hotel spend.

The top 25 luxury travel destinations for 2017 are as follows.

1. Paris, France
2. Dubai, U.A.E.
3. New York, N.Y.
4. London, U.K.
5. Singapore
6. Amsterdam, Netherlands
7. Rome, Italy
8. Bali, Indonesia
9. Hong Kong
10. Hawaii
11. Maldives
12. Santorini, Greece
13. Florida
14. Majorca, Spain
15. Cancun, Mexico
16. Barcelona, Spain
17. Venice, Italy
18. Amalfi Coast, Italy
19. Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
20. Bahamas
21. Tokyo, Japan
22. Sydney, Australia
23. Phuket, Thailand
24. Milan, Italy
25. Vienna, Austria