The number of U.S. citizens travelling abroad is on the rise. According to the National Travel & Tourism Office more than 25 million Americans travelled overseas in the first three quarters of 2015, an increase of 6 percent. U.S. travel to other North American markets is up more than 8 percent over last year. And the U.S. Travel Association is forecasting an increase in domestic leisure travel here at home in 2016.
Whether it’s an epic vacation or a weekend getaway, shouldn’t planning the trip be almost as fun as the trip itself? Gogobot believes the best advice comes from people you trust – people who have the same travel style (Adventure, Family Travelers, etc.) as you – not from anonymous strangers on the Internet. In this interview, Gogobot Getaway Expert Krista Canfield reveals the top destinations for 2016 based on real traveler data. She shares information on places that may be worth a second look, and recommends local getaway hotspots.
More than 10 million people used Gogobot to plan and research places to go in the last year. The Travel Channel calls Gogobot one of the, “Top 10 Travel Apps to Download.” Gogobot’s unique system allows you to see reviews from people with similar travel styles across 19 Tribes, from Business Travelers to Foodies and from Budget Travelers to Luxury Travelers just to name a few.
Krista Canfield is the Getaway Expert for Gogobot, a cutting edge digital travel platform that helps people discover great places to stay, eat and play that are perfect for them. Krista has traveled to 60 countries and more than 300 cities. As Getaway Expert, Krista loves helping people find local treasures and memorable experiences whether it be in their own backyard or abroad when they’re on vacation. Her travel advice and tips have been covered by national media including outlets like Yahoo! Travel, and Mashable. Her career began in broadcast television as a local TV news reporter at NBC affiliate KDLT-TV. In addition to her role at Gogobot, Krista is also on the board of advisors at Syracuse University’s (iSchool) School of Information Studies.