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TravelHaven NewsBriefs — The Places You’ll Go, the Prices You’ll Pay

What will be the hottest destinations in 2013? Jeanenne Tornatore, a senior editor at Orbitz.com has the inside scoop. She points out three diverse hotspots at the top of the list: Super Bowl host New Orleans, The Hobbit location New Zealand, and that perennial southern gem Charleston.

Jeanenne also suggests a few value destinations that won’t disappoint. Sun-seekers will reap the most reward with trips to the Southwest and the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic showcases some of the best prices in the Caribbean and adds more flights to remote areas, while Phoenix offers average hotel rates as low as $100 a night and affordable excursions to towns like nearby Tucson, host to many arts and culture events throughout the year.

On the heels of Hurricane Sandy, our travel maven proclaims Atlantic City will be the comeback kid of 2013. The gambling Mecca avoided major permanent storm damage, and is up and running with new hotels, designer shopping, world-class restaurants and A-list entertainment.

Jeanenne’s full article is at forecasts-2013.

As for travel prices, Carlson Wagonlit, a global leader specializing in business travel management, has forecast moderate inflation for travel prices worldwide, led by Asia Pacific and Latin America.

“Price increases in 2013 will begin to level off in most regions throughout the world compared to what travel buyers experienced in 2012, as booming economies like Asia Pacific’s begin to normalize, and as uncertainty remains in Europe,” said Nick Vournakis, senior vice president, Global Product Marketing and CWT Solutions Group. “While slightly higher prices will be the reality again next year as demand for travel outpaces supply in most places, our forecast demonstrates there is still plenty travel buyers can do to watch costs and take care of travelers through other measures, including reexamining how they influence traveler behavior.”

You can see their full forecast at carlsonwagonlit.com