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Annual Survey Reveales American to Top $100 Billion in Vacation Spending

Allianz Global Assistance released their Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index on July 5, revealing that Americans are estimated to spend more than $100 billion of spending on summer vacations this summer. Allianz defined a vacation as a "leisure trip of at least a week to a place that is 100 miles or more from home." The Vacation Confidence Index measures Americans' confidence in their ability to take a summer vacation, showing that the projected summer spending for this year is $101.1 billion, compared to 2016's $89.9 billion, a 12.5 percent increase from 2016.

IMEX America Promotes Technology Innovation

This year at IMEX America, attendees will have the opportunity to discover the latest trends and innovations that will greatly influence the meeting and events industry.

According to an IMEX Group survey of almost 1,200 respondents, nearly 40 percent of meeting professionals believe these trends and innovations will come from technology.

It's Official: America Needs a Vacation

A recent study conducted by Allianz Travel Insurance, found that more than 170 million Americans haven’t taken a vacation in the last year. That’s more than half of the population—53 percent, to be exact!

However, this is down from last year when 56 percent of respondents noted they hadn't taken a vacation in the last year. 

Atlantic City Named Best Gambling Town

Known as The Entertainment Capital of the Jersey Shore,” Atlantic City, N.J., now has a new title—the Best Gambling Destination in the World.

USA Today named Atlantic City after a month-long online 10Best Reader’s Choice voting campaign. The city t ops 19 other areas including Las Vegas, Monte Carlo and Reno.

Wildwoods Named Beautiful Place

Surprising no one, the Wildwoods, N.J. has been named The Most Beautiful Place in New Jersey by Thrillist.com.

The website, which focuses on food, beverages and travel, surveyed residents and tourism boards from every state to find the most beautiful spots within each state.

Wildwoods Grabs Another Award

The Wildwoods, N. J., just scored a top-notch award.

NJ.com, the state’s largest website for local news, sports, entertainment and more, announced the Wildwoods as winner of the Best of the Shore—Favorite Shore Town reader poll. Readers nominate their favorite shore town and then voted from a list of eight.

The area won with 35.5 percent of the vote.

Gettysburg Named a Site to See

As part of FamilyFun magazine’s annual travel survey, readers of the publication voted Gettysburg the second-best area to visit in the Northeast region of the United States.

“This is a great honor,” says Norris Flowers, president, Destination Gettysburg. “To be selected by families themselves makes this designation even more meaningful. Gettysburg is a great family getaway, and the experience this destination offers children of all ages keeps growing.”

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