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These Are the 2016 Luxury Travel Trends

1 January 2016

Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016

If you love traveling and always going on crazy and exciting adventures then you will be interested in what 2016 has in store for you. Here you have 10 Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016. Enjoy!

Every year we have new trends in means of fashion, beauty, home decorations, food and the list can go on. So it is inevitable to also have different trends on the traveling side. In order to have a perfect vacation you don’t necessarily need to follow these trends, but knowing them can help you improve your traveling experience.

For 2016, the luxury travel trends are more about unique and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We are also talking about two different aspects: high-tech and modern traveling and on the other side cultural, back-to-traditions traveling.

1.Bucket List Experiences

More and more traveling experiences are all about fulfilling your personal ideal bucket list. And this is not a bad thing. Why? Because great traveling can be all about going to unordinary places, having exciting and out-of-your-comfort-zone experiences and getting to do things that you’ve only dreamt about.

From walking on the Great Wall of China to scuba diving in Maldives, sailing through the Bermuda Triangle or even going on a crazy safari, you have to try it all. The memories will last forever.

1.Bucket List Experiences | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016
1.Bucket List Experiences | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016 | Image Source: www.aquatours.com

2. Multigenerational Family Vacation

Traveling with someone is always a good idea but traveling with the whole family is even a better one. A new and interesting trend is the “multigenerational aspirational trip”.

It means that you get to spend some quality time with your entire family while traveling around the world. The experience will be much more delightful when you have an entire group of people to share it with.

2. Multigenerational Family Vacation | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016
2. Multigenerational Family Vacation | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016 | Image Source: www.nowresortsblog.com

3.Adventures that Give Back

Another idea that grows in popularity day by day is the “adventure travel that gives back”. Basically you get to do some crazy activities and to have unique experiences while helping or involving in community’s life too.

You can climb Mount Kilimanjaro while raising money for educational programs in Kenya or even visit, tag and release endangered sea turtles in Mexico.

3.Adventures that Give Back | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016
3.Adventures that Give Back | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016 | Image Source: www.adventure.nationalgeographic.com

4.Cuisine from Celebrity-Chefs

As we all know, every country has its specific food and well-known chefs. And there is a lot more interest in traveling and trying famous dishes made by professional chefs than ever before.

Whether we talk about Gordon Ramsay’s crispy salmon or Jamie Oliver’s beef carpaccio, you have to taste it all.

There is also a new concept going on: high-end chefs developing more casual restaurants in order to make their best dishes more affordable.

4.Cuisine from Celebrity-Chefs | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016
4.Cuisine from Celebrity-Chefs | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016 | Image Source: www.theguardian.com

5.Cultural bonding

One of the best experiences you can have while traveling is getting to know other cultures, other people and places. There is a certain beauty about every little aspect that makes cultures different from one to another.

The interest in the more traditional parts of every city is growing and growing. You can learn how cigars are being made in Cuba, dance through the streets of Rio at carnivals and attend India’s color festival.

5.Cultural bonding | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016
5.Cultural bonding | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016 | Image Source: www.prezi.com

6.Pop-Culture Inspired Traveling

Because the evolution of TV, movies and different series is growing, their impact is noticeable too. And it can be observed in how people are traveling too.

There are a lot of Harry Potter fans who visit Kings Cross Station in London, Frozen fans who are inspired to travel all the way to Norway and Jurassic World enthusiasts who want to book a ticket to Hawaii in order to visit the place where it was filmed, Kualo Ranch.

6.Pop-Culture Inspired Traveling | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016
6.Pop-Culture Inspired Traveling | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016 | Image Source: www.commons.wikimedia.org

7.Bussiness and High-Tech Hotels

The entire world is improving day by day. There are developed new technologies every single day and new ways to make your life easier. And traveling doesn’t stay away from these changes.

Hotels around the world are coming up with new features such as paying your room or ordering room-service with your phone.

Also bussiness trips are getting more and more popular and hotels are making sure that the experience is as professional as possible.

7.Bussiness and High-Tech Hotels | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016
7.Bussiness and High-Tech Hotels | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016 | Image Source: www.panpacific.com

8.Luxury Flying Experiences

Another 2015 trend is the “high-end flying experience”. A much more exclusive idea, the luxury flying experience is very popular nowadays.

There are people who prefer the intimacy and luxury that a private jet can offer you. Also this way they can move faster from location to location without worrying about crowded airports or delayed flights.

8.Luxury Flying Experiences | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016
8.Luxury Flying Experiences | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016 | Image Source: www.jasonhamm.com

9.Luxury Yachting Experiences

Sailing trips are also growing in popularity. And we are talking here about a “luxury yachting experience”.

A lot of wealthy people choose to book their private yachts or to even buy their own yachts and to sail the waters of the world. Imagine waking up on the Mediterranean shores, drinking a glass of champagne on the deck while watching the Northern Lights and watching the sunset on the French Riviera.

9.Luxury Yachting Experiences | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016
9.Luxury Yachting Experiences | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016 | Image Source: www.eliteyacht.com

10.Virtual Reality: the New Vacation Marketing

The last luxury travel trend of 2015 is the “virtual reality”. It is used as a destination marketing method.

People get to see and feel what it’s like to be in a certain place or what are the options you can choose from. This way they can take the best decision while planning their next vacation.

10.Virtual Reality: the New Vacation Marketing | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016
10.Virtual Reality: the New Vacation Marketing | Thrilling Luxury Travel Trends for 2016 | Image Source: www.gamespot.com

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