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Hawaii Island Home on the Range
By Matt Villano
It’s no secret that the trifecta of suntan lotion, beaches and maitais is an integral part of the typical vacation in Hawaii. But after years of infinity pools and room service and cabana boys on the island archipelago, this summer my wife and I decided that our next Hawaiian adventure with the kids had to be something different.
We Know What You’re Doing This Summer
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The US economy is picking up and people are looking to go on vacation this summer. Despite the higher gas prices, people are still taking to the skies. The desire for travel, particularly summer travel, is strong.
Maui is Magical!
- Canada and Europe love Maui: The average traveler from Canada and Europe stays an average of 12 days in Maui.
- Where the west roams: 80% of visitors from the western portion of the United States make repeat visits to Maui.
- Travelers from the Eastern US are split: 42% of visitors from the eastern portion of the United States are first time while 58% are repeat visitors. Japanese travelers are very similar in the same regard but they don’t stay as long (average 6 days versus and average of 10 days). (Source: Hawaii Tourism Authority)
See and do it all in Orlando!
Did you know that 53.4 million people visited Orlando in 2011 according to Visit Orlando? Orlando is one of the most popular destinations for travelers booking on Expedia.com. With theme parks for adventure seekers to activities for the entire family, Orlando is a great destination for couples and families alike. Orlando is also a great destination for sports fans with one of the newest sports arenas, the Amway Center, which recently hosted the NBA All-Star Game. Orlando is also the Spring Training home of the Atlanta Braves.
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