Which Countries Top the Luxury Travel List for 2015?

Which Countries Top the Luxury Travel List for 2015?
After asking 5,800 travelers from 60 countries to name their dream destination this year, Australia emerged the most popular destination, followed by Italy and New Zealand.

The survey, carried out by luxury travel network Virtuoso, also aimed to reveal travel trends around the world by asking respondents to identify their idea of a "the trip of a lifetime."

Topping that category is the European river or canal cruise, a trend that continues to be popular among travelers seeking to experience Europe differently.

A step up from the traditional cruise, meanwhile, is the world cruise with itineraries that take guests to iconic destinations around the world.

Oceania Cruises, for instance, offer a six-month around-the-world tour that starts in Miami and sails to Myanmar, Vietnam, Spain, Sydney and Namibia.

Other vacations deemed once-in-a-lifetime include the Greek Islands, the Amalfi Coast in Italy, the castles of Ireland, the French countryside, Provence and the over water bungalows of Tahiti.

Australia also emerged the most popular destination for luxury travelers.

Here are the top 10 dream destinations according to Virtuoso's survey:

1. Australia
2. Italy
3. New Zealand
4. France
5. Greece
6. Ireland
7. Caribbean
8. Fiji
9. England
10. Antarctica

Photo credit: View from Four Seasons Hotel Sydney