Travel is officially back at full force!
Flights, cruises and more are here again, and travel experts say you should check your calendars now.
Dr. Mae Yu, a professor of Hospitality Management at Savannah College of Art and Design, told Fox News Travel there are places that have already re-opened for business and will be popping up again in the months ahead.
Dr. Yu, a well-known frequent traveler, shared where you should travel next in 2018, and the one holiday destination that you should steer clear of.
Check out some of the destinations that you should visit in 2018, according to Dr. Yu.
Hawaii will be opening on Jan. 1. Thanks to a recent tropical storm, this former winter hit is not happening until spring. So it’s safe to start planning your island getaway now. If you’re heading to Hawaii on vacation in the near future, Dr. Yu recommends visiting between December and January 2018.
Alaska will be opening on Jan. 1. Dr. Yu recommends booking a trip in either March or April 2018. So if you’re heading to the Alaskan Peninsula, feel free to book your itinerary now.
Florida will be opening on Jan. 1. If you’re heading to Florida for a trip in the near future, Dr. Yu suggests booking your ticket and heading to Orlando in May and June.
Dr. Yu recommends visiting Cuba sometime in May 2018. So if you’re heading to the island, book your tickets now to avoid missing out on the country’s upcoming reopening.
New Orleans will be opening on April 1. If you’re heading to the Big Easy in March or April, Dr. Yu recommends booking your tickets.
American Samoa will be opening on April 1. Dr. Yu suggests booking your tickets for this tropical land as soon as possible, and considering your trip beginning on April 1, 2017.
Vacation remains one of the top priorities for millennials right now, according to a recent study by Shutterstock. Just last week, 1 in 10 millennials thought they could not take a vacation. Some of the reasons cited for this according to Shutterstock’s market research study were that millennials value productivity more than what can be done in a week, 48 percent prefer stress and exhaustion over guilt and 70 percent said they want vacations to relax.