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Turks & Caicos - The Hottest New Jewel to Emerge from the Turquoise Sea.......
2013-02-25 00:29:43 by Louise Peterson
Resonance Consultancy, a leading global travel and tourism consultancy firm, has released (Feb 23, 2013 NY PRWEB) a report showing that the island-group most wealthy Americans want to visit is just to the southeast of the Bahamas, the emerging destination of Turks and Caicos! Their press release stated that the Turks & Caicos Islands is the hottest new jewel to emerge from the turquoise sea.

The study, conducted in conjunction with the Luxury Institute in New York, surveyed more than 1,200 individuals from households with incomes of $150,000 and higher. The top 10% of American households now control 74% of the country’s wealth and account for nearly 50% of U.S. consumer spending today.

74% of all luxury travelers surveyed have visited the Caribbean, and 44% have visited the Bahamas, making it the most frequently visited island destination. 16% of affluent Americans already own or are considering vacation homes in the Caribbean, with the highest concentration (6%) in the Bahamas.

Regional competition is a constant in and around the Caribbean, and today, more than a quarter of American luxury travelers surveyed cited the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) as the island destination they would most like to visit.

Tourism to Turks and Caicos has grown by double digits in recent years, rising to more than a million visitors in 2012. Over the past five years, the TCI tourism industry has put exceptional effort into raising service standards, and numerous luxury resorts have sought to outdo one another with extravagant amenities, stunning views and personalized service.

The archipelago’s reputation has been boosted by repeatedly being named one of the world’s Top 10 family destinations and the world’s leading beach destination, particularly for its spectacular Grace Bay Beach. “We know that 57% of luxury travelers plan to take a family vacation in the next 12-24 months,” says Resonance Executive Vice-President Richard Cutting-Miller. “With TCI’s rising reputation as a family destination, along with new five-star resorts such as Amanyara, Turks and Caicos is positioned to be a rising island star.”

According to the survey, the Top 10 island destination U.S. luxury travelers would most like to visit are:

1. Turks & Caicos

2. Aruba

3. Virgin Islands

4. Cayman Islands

5. Bermuda

6. St. Lucia

7. St. Barts

8. St. Kitts & Nevis

9. Barbados

10. St. Maarten.

Top 10 Islands for Luxury Travel: Bahamas Rule, but Turks and Caicos is at the Top of the Wish List, According to New Survey by Resonance Consultancy

PRWeb – Sat, Feb 23, 2013