Need some suggestions on how to burn up vacation time this year?
For travelers whose new year's resolutions include traveling more and leaving fewer (or no) days of unused vacation days on the table at year's end, industry experts have plenty of suggestions.
With the digital era is playing a greater role in how people — particularly millennials — make their decisions on where and when to travel, a number of the hot spots this year would qualify as Instagram-worthy. According to Hero Traveler, a millennial-focused travel platform, 62 percent of travelers use their smartphones to research destination vacation spots. Meanwhile, a whopping 75 percent of journeys taken by millennials were influenced by social media.
Some of the "go here" lists CNBC recently consulted also off tips on the best times and reasons to travel to destinations near and far. And some experts are also suggesting that vacationers steer clear of certain locations.