5 Must-take Trips for 2018

5 Must-take Trips for 2018

These five must-take trips (above) are among the findings from Virtuoso’s 2018 Luxe Report, which forecasts what to expect in travel for the year ahead.  The annual report reveals traveler preferences in high-end and experiential travel, as discerned from a comprehensive survey of the Virtuoso affiliated travel advisors worldwide.

Below is a look at other key findings from the report.

Top Travel Trends                                                  

  1. Multigenerational travel                                                     
  2. Active or adventure trips                                                  
  3. River cruising                                                 
  4. Food and wine travel                                       
  5. Celebration travel

Top Global Destinations

  1. Italy
  2. Iceland
  3. South Africa
  4. France
  5. Australia and New Zealand (tie)

Top Millennial Destinations

  1. Thailand
  2. Italy
  3. Iceland
  4. Costa Rica
  5. Australia and South Africa (tie)

Top Family Travel Destinations

  1. Italy
  2. Mexico
  3. Orlando, FL
  4. Hawaii
  5. Costa Rica

Top Cruise Itineraries

  1. Mediterranean
  2. Alaska
  3. European river
  4. Caribbean
  5. Greek Isles

Top Emerging Destinations

  1. Iceland
  2. Croatia
  3. Japan
  4. Cuba
  5. Portugal

Top Adventure Destinations

  1. South Africa
  2. Iceland
  3. New Zealand
  4. Costa Rica
  5. Antarctica

Top U.S. Destinations

  1. New York, NY
  2. Maui, HI
  3. Miami/SouthBeach, FL
  4. Las Vegas, NV
  5. Napa Valley/Sonoma, CA

Top Honeymoon Destinations

  1. Italy
  2. Maui, HI
  3. French Polynesia
  4. Maldives
  5. Bali

Top Travel Motivations

  1. Exploring new destinations
  2. Crossing off bucket-list items
  3. Seeking authentic experiences
  4. Rest and relaxation
  5. Personal enrichment

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