Cancun, Vail top destinations survey

NEW YORK -- Cancun, Mexico, and Vail, Colo., emerged as the top sun and snow vacation destinations in the annual ASTA/Fodor's Winter Hot Spots Survey.

ASTA agents responding to the survey said that for the third consecutive year, Cancun was the most requested sun destination, followed by Orlando, Fla.; Phoenix; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and Las Vegas.

Agents said Vail was the top snow destination, followed by Denver, Aspen and Breckenridge, Colo., and Salt Lake City.

Overall, 89% of the agents said bookings for sun destinations were holding steady with last year, while 9.7% said bookings were up.

Bookings for snow destination were about the same as in 1998, according to 57% of agents, while 13.9% said they were up.

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