In case you hadn't noticed, travel is back.
The appeal of traveling alone has never been stronger for affluent adults.
Lankanfushi in the Maldives or a regenerative weekend of yoga, sound baths, hydro therapies, spa treatments, and more at Shou Sugi Ban House in the Hamptons.
"Japan!” says Jack Ezon, founder and managing partner at New York-based Embark Beyond, when he considers 2023’s hottest destinations.
Ezon also names Montenegro back on the hot list, thanks to the new One&Only Portonovi drawing eyes (and yachts) to this corner of the Med.
Luxury travel surged to well-loved locations like the Amalfi Coast and Greece after the pandemic travel pause, pushing demand into the shoulder seasons like never before.
Hotels responded by opening earlier in the spring and frequently welcoming guests all the way up until Christmas—a move that seems to be stickin
Although owning a boat has always been a sign of luxury travel, even for a short period of time, the world of private yacht excursions has never been more inventive—or alluring.
For those who prefer their adventure in a glass, Belmond will debut Coquelicot, A Belmond Boat, Champagne in May 2023.
While solo travel is on the rise, especially among people over 65, inventive trips for groups are in high demand at a variety of premium locations,
especially among younger travelers (according to Virtuoso, solo travel interest among the 18-34 set dropped from 12 percent in 2019 to 6 percent in 2022).
Travel centered around art is poised to replace culinary travel as a leading luxury travel trend, says Jack Ezon,
who points to Arles, Berlin, Havana, Paris, Milan, Miami, Mexico City, Marfa, Cape Town, and Marrakech as top destinations.