There’s a US destination to suit the whims of all visitors, from adrenaline junkies to beach bums
If your guests…
…crave the great outdoors, send them to South Carolina
“We’re a state known for outdoor recreation: golf, fishing, hiking, kayaking, camping. We represent the base of the Blue Ridge mountains all the way to the sea and in between. We have 47 state parks, several national parks and 95,000 acres of the most beautiful land in South Carolina.” – Duane Parrish, director, South Carolina
…are on a budget, point them towards Washington DC
“One of the things that we appreciate about Washington is that there are so many free things to see and do. There are 17 free museums, including 16 of the Smithsonians and the zoo. It’s a walkable and green city, and easy to get around.” – Elliot Ferguson, CEO, Destination DC
…want to go on a road trip, suggest Kentucky
“We’re the front porch to the south. We have curated road trip itineraries for each of our nine state regions on Kentuckytourism.com – from Lake Cumberland, which has more shoreline than the state of Florida, to the world’s top horse farms and bourbon distilleries.” – Michael Mangeot, commissioner, Kentucky
…need to go to the beach, it’s all about Fort Myers
“Fort Myers is along the Gulf of Mexico on the southwest coast of Florida and we are all about the gifts we got from mother nature: 50 miles of white sandy beach, 270 varieties of migratory birds that fly through every year, 40 miles of turtle nesting beaches and 400 species of seashells.” – Tamara Pigott, CMDE, Fort Myers
…are up for a multi-destination trip, mention Atlanta
“Atlanta has the world’s busiest airport, typically servicing 73 destinations. We’re the home of Delta Air Lines which is getting ready for a November 8 opening by adding flights, particularly to London, Paris and Frankfurt. And from Atlanta you can go to 235 other destinations non-stop in the US.” – William Pate, CEO, Atlanta
…fancy a city break, vouch for Lake Charles
“Things that make Lake Charles special are the authentic Louisiana food, culture and entertainment. We have high-end luxury hotels and casinos, but for cultural activities and restaurants, you’re going to be interacting with people in local neighbourhoods. Some of the best food might be served on a paper plate. Our seafood is as fresh as it gets, and our chefs are outstanding at preparing it.” – Kyle Edmiston, CEO, Lake Charles
Where to set your sights on the west and east coasts
Summit One Vanderbilt
New York City’s fifth observation deck is open, offering the highest vantage point in Midtown.
Redwood Sky Walk
A self-guided walkway through the tree canopy of California’s beloved redwoods.
New York City’s newest ‘floating’ park is suspended above the Hudson River and is free to visit.
AutoCamp Joshua Tree
A luxury Airstream outdoor experience in California, open to bookings from December 2021.
Three reasons why Orlando is the top family destination in the US for 2022
ABTA Magazine gets the inside scoop from Casandra Matej, CEO, Orlando
“There are new attractions and entertainment, for example the fireworks at Magic Kingdom are just amazing. They light up the entire castle.”
“The Jurassic World VelociCoaster is definitely for the thrill-seeker – teens and up. There are loops and turns, it’s over water, it’s really amazing.”
“This is perfect for kids of all ages but particularly the littles, under 10 years old. This will be near Legoland Florida Resort.”