Destinations & Articles
by Mary Jean Tully
There are many exciting new trends constantly emerging in the travel industry. Here are some of the industry’s hottest trends that will create "wow" moments and memories that will last a lifetime.
Less is more for hotels
A new definition of luxury is in the cards. Gone is stuffy old-school opulence – overblown, fussy and formal. A relaxed dress code is now expected. Contemporary chic means less is more.
The furniture is decluttered and simplified, and, instead, the emphasis is on what we really want: a large, über-comfortable bed with fabulous linings, a great spa, with spacious, decadent bathrooms. Plunge pools and yoga classes on the beach are all the new standard, not to mention excellent fitness centers. Meanwhile, chefs have honed and edited their menus and wine lists, ensuring the very best choices for innovative cuisine.
Cruise lines are adding intimate Yachts, River Boats, and Expedition vessels to their fleets. Today's travelers have more choice than ever when booking a luxury voyage.
Expect to experience more toys and features that haven’t been available in the past years. From new technology and innovative features to Michelin starred chefs and a vast array of many other choices are yours for the taking.
Cuba is sizzling both by land and by sea. With its white sand beaches and its striking architecture, it’s sure to stimulate the senses. The time to get to Cuba is now, before the crowds and before the country is forced to lose some of their cultures. Part of Cuba’s charm is the lack of giant ritzy hotels, over crowded beaches and inauthentic restaurants. Cuba stands for authenticity and culture with friendly people.
Perfect for couple’s, families, solo travelers and anyone who can appreciate nature, beautiful surroundings and luxurious accommodations. See why a Safari is one of our most favorite things to
do in life. A safari will change you.
Rwanda has been the most popular country that offers Gorilla trekking. This was where Dian Fossey, the American Primatologist showed the world that these huge apes are actually gentle giants, with individual personalities and rich social lives … In many ways, they’re like us.
You only need two days, but these two days will change your life.
Culinary trips and wine experiences
Culinary experiences are not limited to simply dining out anymore. It includes cooking courses, farm tours, and the classic food markets, which make up about 95% of these experiences. Wine tastings at select wineries have been gaining momentum for years.
Farm-to-table, ocean-to-plate, beehives on roofs, rambling kitchen gardens … The rise of the ‘edible’ resort seems unstoppable.
As the planet warms, more travelers are visiting the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth: the polar regions and the demand has been huge.
As the summer ice in the Arctic reaches historic lows, more ships are expected to journey here. Tourists hope to see the region before climate change alters the landscape forever
Finding your Inner Peace
Resting your soul and your mind can be just as important as the destination and experiences that unfold ahead. It’s one of the reasons why the hotel spa and wellness offerings are one of the more popular features that luxury travelers has come to know and expect. More companies are following suit, as people need an emotional recharge when traveling. As a result, wellness inspired hotels have become more prevalent in the upcoming years. As well as yoga and meditation retreats.
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