Popular destinations include well known summer hot spots and several unique up and coming destinations.

Minneapolis, MN., August 30, 2012   ResortsandLodges.com, a leading world Resort and Lodge destination travel website, today announced its recap of summer 2012 travel based on traffic statistics from Google analytics and Phonalytics, the travel website’s premier phone analytics platform. Traffic and trends were tracked from May 1st through August 28th of this year, across 265,000 pages of destination and lodging content, Top 10’s, travel articles, as well as vacation deals and packages from more than 2.6 million unique visitors and 13 million page views.  In addition, ResortsandLodges.com started tracking several new metrics after the July 2012 release of the new social layer on ResortsandLodges.com.  Since July 10th, members and travelers on ResortsandLodges.com have shared over 90,000 places they have been, more than 80,000 places they want to visit and have created 144,000 trip plans using the new trip plan feature launched with the 4th generation release – producing, on average, more than 6,280 social engagements per day.

“This has really been a banner year for ResortsandLodges.com.  The level of search and engagement from our community of travelers has been phenomenal.  We take pride in having a very unique proposition for travelers; we do not merely highlight the same hotels, with the standard rates, you see on every Online Travel Site.  We do our best to offer our members and subscribers the most unique blend of quality Resorts, Lodges, Hotels and Vacation Rentals and people have really responded,” said Ryan Bailey, President of Resortsandlodges.com.

Recently, several prominent hospitality companies have come out with research that suggests domestic leisure travel is close to pre-recession levels.  With this in mind, here were some of the popular 2012 summer destinations according to travelers on ResortsandLodges.com.

10 Popular Summer 2012 Destinations

  1. Poconos, Pennsylvania USA
  2. Hill Country, Texas USA
  3. Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri USA
  4. Adirondacks, New York USA
  5. San Diego, California USA
  6. Brainerd, Minnesota USA
  7. Muskoka, Ontario Canada
  8. North Carolina Coast, North Carolina USA
  9. Traverse City, Michigan USA
  10. Banff, Alberta Canada

About ResortsandLodges.com

ResortsandLodges.com® is the most comprehensive online resource for resort and lodge vacations worldwide, serving more than ten million leisure, group and corporate travelers each year. The site provides travelers direct access to original content, colorful photography and high-quality video for resorts, lodges, hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts, ranches, vacation rentals and more. Our easy to use visual maps and filters allow Users to quickly find the information they are looking for when researching, planning and booking their resort and lodge vacations. Founded in 1998, we were one of the first major leisure travel directories established on the Internet. Over the years we have received many awards and accolades for our Web design, outstanding usability, fast page loading speeds, and skillful information display.

Most recently, ResortsandLodges.com® won the WebAward for excellence in Web site design and development from the Web Marketing Association (WMA). We were chosen from among 2,400 entries from more than 40 countries during the WMA’s annual WebAward competition.

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