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Hot spots for summer 2015 vacationers

How hot is Iceland this summer? It’s the top destination by region and still trending. Its capital, Reykjavik, is the top destination by city and is still trending. Shown here: the famous Blue Lagoon, outside Reykjavik, the natural geothermal pool famous around the world.
How hot is Iceland this summer? It’s the top destination by region and still trending. Its capital, Reykjavik, is the top destination by city and is still trending. Shown here: the famous Blue Lagoon, outside Reykjavik, the natural geothermal pool famous around the world. TMS file photo

Who is going where this summer? American Express Travel – the bookings wing of the credit card corporation that handles flights, hotels, flights-plus-hotels, cruises and car rentals – has released rankings based on staff reports.

Their forecast reports top destinations by region and city; it also pinpoints regions and cities whose popularity is trending up.

The lists...

Top 10 destinations by region

1. Iceland

2. Japan

3. Czechoslovakia

4. Eastern Canada

5. Portugal

6. Puerto Rico

7. Netherlands

8. Western Canada

9. Northwest U.S.

10 . Bahamas

Top 5 trending regional destinations

1. Iceland

2. Philippines

3. Korea

4. Japan

5. United Arab Emirates

Top 10 destinations by city

1. Reykjavik, Iceland

2. Incheon, South Korea

3. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

4. Chicago

5. Prague, Czech Republic

6. Montreal

7. Zurich, Switzerland

8. Milan

9. Lisbon, Portugal

10. Panama City

Top 5 trending city destinations

1. Reykjavik

2 Incheon

    3. Spokane, Wash.

    4. Manila, the Philippines

    5. Puerto Vallarta

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