I was in New York City this weekend for the Adventures in Travel Expo, and came back with lots of great new contacts, exciting ideas, and “inside scoop” to share with my clients.

The best seminar I attended was a talk by well-known travel guru Arthur Frommer.  He talked about current travel trends (like the increase in “a la carte” airline fees, and the rise of small group adventure tours), he gave some great advice for traveling on a budget, and — most interestingly to me — he gave his predictions for the three hottest destinations for the next six months.

Per Arthur Frommer, the biggest deals and best promotion of this winter will be for travel to Iceland, Ireland and Italy. Fortunately for me, those are three destinations that are already very much on my radar, and I’ve already been seeing some great opportunities for my clients.

So, if you’ve been dreaming about seeing the Northern Lights and taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon….or enjoying a pint of Guinness in a Dublin pub….or maybe gazing in awe at the Sistine Chapel….now is the time!  You heard it here first.