Spring is here, and after a frozen winter, everyone is ready to pack their bags and travel again. The last few years have altered many travel plans, and we're all ready to get back out there and see the world.
Here are the top 2023 travel trends:
Once-in-a-lifetime: Bigger trips to more adventurous destinations like Antarctica are hot this year. People are reevaluating their lives and don’t want to put off those big trips anymore.
Luxury hotels: Mid-range hotels are reducing standard offerings, making luxury hotels stand out even more than before. People are willing to spend more on their accommodations, realizing where you stay is a big part of the total travel experience.
Socially responsible destinations: Make sustainability a choice when planning. Recognize the impact of sustainability and how travel impacts the planet.
Ultra-luxe cruises: Explore destinations more thoroughly, thanks to the intimate access these cruises provide. People love the authentic experiences these luxury cruise ships now offer.
Booking for 2024 and beyond: Although there are still last-minute trips, booking a year or more ahead is becoming the norm. Especially if you are heading somewhere popular, be wise and book way ahead.
Europe in demand: The UK, France, Spain, and Italy are all extremely popular. Greece, in particular, is in demand and pricing is higher than in the past. Pro tip: If you haven't booked your trip already, look to travel in the Fall as there is limited availability in the summer months.
Alternative destinations: Offering a better price tag, look for spots off the beaten path. Consider places such as South America, Australia, parts of Asia, or even the more remote parts of Europe like Slovenia or Turkey. Also worth a look are parts of your favorite countries that aren't considered hot spots, such as Paros or Spetses in Greece.
Enjoy your explorations!