Travel Agent Central rounded up the key points to keep in mind: - Overall Bookings Look Strong: Travel agents are optimistic heading into 2017. According to a Travel Leaders Network press conference Travel Agent just attended, 83 percent of Travel Leaders Network agents say that overall bookings are equal to or higher than the same time last year. Zeroing in on luxury, the picture is similar — in Travel Leaders Group’s 2017 Luxury Travel Trends report, 81 percent of luxury agents said their bookings are higher than or on par with 2016. - Europe Is on Top in Terms of Luxury: In spite of a challenging year for Europe travel, the continent remains a big draw for luxury clients, according to Travel Leaders Group’s 2017 Luxury Travel Trends report. Europe accounted for four of the report’s top five luxury international destinations: European river cruises at number one, as well as Italy, Mediterranean cruises and France. In Italy travelers are headed to the major cities, like Rome, Florence and Venice, as well as smaller destinations like the Amalfi Coast. Get the full story at Travel Agent Central