VIRTUOSO has released its 2018 Luxe Report, forecasting travel trends for next year among the group’s upscale clientele including a preference for longer trips and unique experiences.
Collated from a global survey of Virtuoso travel advisors, the report highlights the top five global destinations as Italy, Iceland, South Africa, France and Australia & New Zealand, which tied in fifth position.
Among millennials Thailand and Costa Rica also appeared in the top five, while Hawaii, Mexico and Orlando look to be popular for family travel in 2018.
Cruise itineraries were part of the mix, with the top five cruising options including ocean voyages in the Mediterranean, Alaska, the Caribbean and the Greek Islands – along with European river cruising in third position.
Key trends for 2018 were multi-generational travel, active or adventure trips, river cruising, food and wine travel, and celebration travel.