Of all the islands in all the archipelagoes in all the world, Maui is the second-most desired destination for 2016, behind Orlando, Fla., and ahead of Alaska cruises.
According to an analysis of travel-booking professionals released today, the difference between the three travel choices is a slight six-tenths of a percentage point.
More than 1,300 U.S.-based travel agency owners, managers and others within the Travel Leaders Group survey, were asked about destinations being booked for the coming year, among other questions.
Honolulu ranked sixth behind No. 5, Las Vegas.
Hawaii island ranks at No. 13 for the coming year, with cruises to the Big Island at No. 14. Kauai ranks 19th, behind Anchorage, Alaska and Atlanta, Georgia, which are tied for 17th.
A year ago, Orlando was ranked second to first-place Alaska cruises, with Maui coming in third.
In fact, Maui has been ranked No. 2, 3, 4 or 5 since at least 2005, according to Travel Leaders Group.
The 2016 survey took place between Nov. 17 and Dec. 8.