2019 Travel Trends Revealed
Luxury Escapes’ Co-Founder and Chief Executive (and avid traveller) Adam Schwab shares his travel tips for 2019, from the top up-and-coming destinations to developments in the industry.
WHERE WILL EVERYONE BE GOING IN 2019?
Slovenia is becoming the new Switzerland and emerging as a foodie's paradise. We launched our first curated tour to Slovenia in October, taking travellers on a journey through the country's gastronomic scene, in addition to the best of the alpine scenery, castles and picturesque lakes.
WHERE SHOULD EVERYONE BE GOING IN 2019?
The Maldives remains the ultimate bucket-list destination with an unbeatable mix of weather, gourmet food and stunning over-water villas. Avoiding US dollar regions will make for a better value holiday, so look at places like Bali and Malaysia or the UK.
WHERE WILL YOU BE GOING IN 2019?
With two very young kids, we go to family-friendly places. My wife is English, so we will be spending the Christmas holidays in England, followed by a week in Club Med in Italy.
THE BIGGEST TREND IN TRAVEL IN 2019 WILL BE...
Cruising finally cracking the millennial market. Once the preserve of the older generation, cruising is enjoying stunning popularity from travellers who, years ago, may have stuck to Contiki tours. We are bringing on more products to cater to our younger audience.
THE BIGGEST ISSUE IN TRAVEL IN 2019 WILL BE...
The impact of tourism on popular destinations, like the Philippines considering shortening the closure period of holiday hotspot Boracay to four months instead of six, but limiting the number of visitors when it reopens. We need to be mindful of the impact of tourism and always respect local cultures and environments.
THE ONE THING I AM MOST EXCITED ABOUT IN TRAVEL FOR 2019 IS...
The improvements in the air experience – from upgraded lounges (the Qantas and Singapore Airlines' lounges in Australia and Asia are almost reason in themselves to travel) and upgraded planes, with 787s meaning less jetlag and reduced fatigue when you land, and A380s replacing tired old 747s.
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