Top 10 Trending Travel Destinations for 2014

With next year’s World Cup taking place in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro tops the list as travelers are already locking in rentals for this highly anticipated sporting event.  On the other side of the world, Seminyak, the luxurious beach destination located in Bali, rounds out this year’s list at the number 10 spot.

“We weren’t surprised to see Rio at the top of this year’s list, given the popularity of the 2014 World Cup,” said Eric Horndahl, Vice President of Marketing at FlipKey. “Our tenth spot on the list can be attributed to the growing popularity of Southeast Asia and a beautiful destination like Seminyak offers a variety of properties for all travelers’ needs.”

As in 2013, Florida destinations dominate the list, with Miami Beach taking the number two spot, followed by the Orlando/Kissimmee area, Naples, and Key West.  Overall, this year’s list demonstrates that warm-weather beach destinations are where travelers are going for next year’s vacation.

The full list of FlipKey’s leading destinations for vacation rentals in 2014*:

1.         Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2.         Miami Beach, FL

3.         Orlando/Kissimmee, FL

4.         Naples, FL

5.         Key West, FL

6.         Kihei, HI

7.         Panama City Beach, FL

8.         Honolulu, HI

9.         Playa del Carmen, Mexico

10.       Seminyak, Bali

Here’s the 2013 top-10 list*. Note that Kissimmee, Naples, Kihei and Key West all made the list two years in a row:

1.         Kissimmee, FL

2.         Naples, FL

3.         Siesta Key, FL

4.         Marco Island, FL

5.         Kihei, HI

6.         Palm Springs, CA

7.         Cape Coral, FL

8.         Key West, FL

9.         Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

10.       Holmes Beach, FL

Whether travelers are looking to head half-way across the globe or stay close to home, vacation rentals can offer savings of up to 40% compared to a hotel and provide space, privacy and amenities of a home.

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  1. Rio is a great place to travel! I like it so much! The statue of Christ, the wonderful stretch of beach with great surf and umbrellas, gorgeous people to watch, you can wander through the fashionable streets to discover chic boutiques, trendy restaurants and hip cafes. On Sundays, there is a hippie market in Praça General Osório where handcrafts, clothes and souvenirs from Rio can be found. And of course Carnaval!!! Perhaps the largest event in Rio, with venues scattered around town. Also I’d add to this list Barcelona! I hope you agree with me.

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