If you are one of the many Americans planning to use some or all of your 2013 tax refund dollars on a dream vacation, you aren’t alone.  A recent nationwide survey conducted by Travel Leaders Group polled 1,788 American consumers. The results showed over 43%* would use some or all of their tax refund money to pay for vacation travel.  Over 94% of the survey participants say that they have taken, or will take, at least one leisure trip this year.

iStock_000003914278XSmallSt. Louis travel agents and especially we at Travel Leaders St. Louis and RSVP Events & Travel weren’t surprised at all by the results of the ational survey. We have been extremely busy in 2013 helping our local clients find travel deals from St. Louis and plan leisure vacations, both domestic and international.  If our clients have a few additional dollars from their tax refund to spend on a trip with their family, we’re more than happy to lend a hand to consult and plan a wonderful getaway. Although dream destinations like Australia, Italy and Hawaii are top choices when asked “If you could go anywhere, where would you go,” the top destinations for St. Louis travelers are Florida and Mexico.

Florida is the primary domestic destination for our clients with Orlando being the prime destination city.  With so many choices for activities, resorts and theme parks, clients find it a welcome relief and have peace of mind knowing Travel Leaders, their St. Louis travel agent, has expertise and will take care of all the details, from planning to packing and beyond.

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The top international destination for St. Louis travelers has been Rivera Maya near Cancun, Mexico.  Many of these “fun and sun” resorts in the area are all-inclusive, meaning the entire package is one price.  Air, transfers, lodging, meals and activities are all included in the price making it a great option for travelers who like the ability to budget 100% of their trip prior to departing.

At Travel Leaders, St. Louis and RSVP Events & Travel, we have found many travelers who might have been hesitant to travel because of economic and financial reasons are deciding now is the time to begin vacationing again.  Spending time with family and creating lifelong memories is priceless. We hope, out of the travel agents in St. Louis, MO, you’ll give us a call and let us show you how we can help your family create those memories.

Give us a call at 314.487.8887 or 314-581-0449.  We’d love to use our years of experience to help you.


* Of the 1,788 American consumers, 43.8% of those polled say they would use some or all of their tax refund money to pay for vacation travel.