Luxury Travel Escapes to Unexpected Destinations
As luxury travel continues to expand, new top travel trends are emerging along with exciting new destinations. The biggest trends are for Multi-Generational, Adventure, River Cruising, Luxury Cruising, and Celebration Travel.
Upscale travelers are powered to believe that customized experiences are the best investment of their money and time, according to the latest Virtuoso® Luxe Report.
Emerging Trends for 2020
Untouristed and Unexpected: With some favorite destinations seeing an untenable rise in demand, the well-traveled luxury set is seeking remote, unspoiled destinations to avoid crowds at over-touristed locales.
Country Coupling: Travelers are looking to explore multiple countries, even during shorter journeys, according to the report.
Tasty Travels: Culinary travel has transcended a trend to become its own niche, Virtuoso said. Culinary experiences go beyond restaurants to encompass cooking classes, eating in private homes, Michelin-starred restaurants, farm-to-table visits and truffle hunting.
Group Getaways: Gen X-ers, Boomers and even Matures are traveling to bond with friends and others who share passions or are at the same life stage. Women’s travel is on the rise as well, including soft adventure trips and affluent girl getaways.
EQ Encounters: Today’s traveler is seeking more profound experiences leading to increased emotional intelligence, Virtuoso said. Travelers want accommodations that reflect the destination – inns full of character, small neighborhood hotels and private homes.
Enjoying the Journey: According to the study, upscale travelers are using exclusive services, including meet-and-greets planeside, to avoid the stress of changing terminals, locating gates or waiting in customs lines.
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Top Emerging Destinations:
While dream vacations have traditionally been set in sunny, waterfront destinations, the uncharted territory of chillier climates such as Iceland and Antarctica become increasingly enticing for the world’s wealthiest travelers. The celestial spectacle of the Northern Lights will also become increasingly popular, as will stays in frozen and igloo hotels.