November 30, 2021

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Virtuoso Shares Travel Trends, Most Anticipated Destinations

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Upscale U.S. travelers are hitting the road and taking weeks- and even months-extended getaways, as very well as multi-family holidays, global luxury travel network Virtuoso has identified. “Months and months of social distancing, sheltering in location and sticking close to home” is getting its toll, it claims. Over and above the road outings and multi-family holidays, customers are dreaming of faraway places this sort of as South Africa and Australia.

A survey of Virtuoso’s travel company users forecasts leisure travel bookings to return and stabilize in 6 months to a year. Added insights shared by Virtuoso travel advisors include: Across all locations, domestic seashore/island places and ocean cruises make up the the greater part of new bookings and versatile cancellation or rebooking procedures are by significantly the most import variable for customers when booking global outings, in advance of equally cleaning and safety protocols and the COVID-19 an infection price in the destination 

Virtuoso also surveyed consumers and identified that vacationers strategy on staying close to household via 2020, but global travel will open up up for the festive holiday break year and 2021 appears promising. Below are supplemental travel insights for each Virtuoso vacationers: 

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  • seventy nine per cent of vacationers would acquire section in a travel pod (outlined as two or extra households whose users have been following similar quarantine and social-distancing practices that make plans to trip together) 
  • seventy six per cent of vacationers want to acquire a seashore trip
  • one hundred per cent of eighteen- to 25-year-olds are prepared to travel, even though fewer than 50 per cent of these forty one years and older are not
  • 70 per cent are traveling fewer than 1,500 miles from household
  • 43 per cent are booking hotels two weeks or fewer just before their continue to be
  • Well-liked hotel characteristics include seclusion, private swimming pools and golf 
  • 66 per cent are eager to fly, but they want the middle seat open up an empty middle seat now decides airline loyalty and seventy three per cent would even fork out added for an airline ticket if it intended the middle seat subsequent to them would remain empty

Holiday Travel 

  • Roughly forty per cent are thinking about traveling throughout the 2020 holiday break year they have both booked their plans or are ready to see how situations evolve and will e-book closer to the date
  • 59 per cent are eager to acquire an global flight (pending travel restrictions)
  • Perennial favorites this sort of as the Caribbean and Mexico remain at the top of the list

2021 Cruising Travel 

  • 37 per cent of Virtuoso vacationers polled explained they would cruise correct now 
  • 2021 cruise bookings are outpacing 2018
  • River cruising is up 14 per cent in 2021
  • Ocean cruising is down, but only one digits 
  • Classic cruise customers will go on sailing

Virtuoso also reviewed insights garnered by consumers of Wanderlist, the network’s cost-free interactive social web-site for travel dreaming and organizing. A predictor of where superior-net-truly worth customers are heading subsequent, Wanderlist compiles the places and experiences vacationers are most anticipating in the future.  

Worldwide:

  1. Italy
  2. South Africa
  3. Australia
  4. France
  5. Japan

Domestic: 

  1. Washington 
  2. Hawaii
  3. California
  4. Alaska
  5. Montana

Facts and insights were collected from Virtuoso’s travel company users, desired partners and consumers centered on transactional facts and an ongoing collection of surveys.

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