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Travelers prefer destinations in West, South, survey finds

The trade publication Travel Trade reports on the recently released 2009 National Travel MONITOR prepared by Ypartnership/Yankelovich. The compilation found that American travelers are most interested in destinations in the South and West.

"Given that a lower proportion of US travelers are planning to take an international trip during the next two years,” said Ypartnership Chairman and CEO Peter C. Yesawich, “The results of this year’s MONITOR underscore the high degree of interest in travel within the U.S. And the data suggest there is a wonderful opportunity for preferred destinations to capitalize on this trend."

Lima is stunning, if you know where to go

On the surface, Lima can appear to have little to offer, but the Chicago Tribune reports that, for those in the know, Peru’s capital is brimming with interesting attractions, cuisine and architecture. Although Lima is not a tropical paradise, it’s buzzing with activity for those interested in more than sun worshiping.

Cork’s warmth, spark, rebel history captivate visitors

To outsiders, Cork is considered the second city of Ireland, but locals would likely argue that sentiment, offering a glimpse into their rebel history, according to The New York Times . That history, along with the welcoming nature of Cork residents, intrigues travelers. The city is also fairly compact, making it an easy destination to discover on foot.