The Florida theme park capital of Orlando has emerged as the top-selling destination by Barrhead Travel for 2020.

European holiday spots dominate the Glasgow-based agency’s 20 most popular destinations for next year, heaeed by the Canary Islands, Balearics and mainland Spain.

However, other long-haul destinations in demand include Cancun in Mexico, New York and Dubai.

Iceland tops a separate list of 20 destinations which have attracted the largest increase in bookings compared to last year, up 55%.

The agency also reported soaring demand for cruise holidays, particularly for winter 2020 departures which are up 54% year-on-year. Mediterranean itineraries continue to be a popular choice with Asian itineraries on the rise.

Barrhead Travel president Jacqueline Dobson said: “Iceland proves to be an up and coming destination for 2020. Besides being home to such diverse and natural wonders, the country also acts as a perfect springboard to destinations further afield such as Canada, Orlando, Boston and more.”

This finding echoes a rise in consumer demand for multi-centre holidays. Major cities listed as ‘rising stars’ such as Dubai, Bangkok and Paris, act as vast connecting hubs while also combining to offer extended holiday itineraries.

Dobson added: “Customers today are interested in seeing more than one destination during their travels, hence the increased demand for cruise and multi-centre getaways.”

Barrhead Travel Top 20 for 2020

  1. Orlando
  2. Tenerife
  3. Cancun
  4. Antalya
  5. Majorca
  6. Alicante
  7. Dalaman
  8. Salou
  9. Lanzarote
  10. New York
  11. Dubai
  12. Las Vegas
  13. Miami
  14. Cyprus
  15. Singapore
  16. Gran Canaria
  17. Costa del Sol
  18. Fuerteventura
  19. Paris
  20. Florida

2020’s Rising Stars

  1. Iceland
  2. Dubai
  3. Singapore
  4. Hongkong
  5. Paris
  6. Miami
  7. Bangkok
  8. Maldives
  9. Orlando
  10. Naples