At the start of the year, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection announced its predictions for 2023’s travel trends. Some are, as expected, more of the same we’ve seen for the last few years, while others are somewhat new.
Here’s what Berkshire Hathaway says to expect:
More Bleisure Travel
Bleisure travel is nothing revolutionary, but it’s getting a bit of a resurgence as business travel continues to bounce back since the pandemic.
More Wellness Tourism
Another continuously popular trend, wellness tourism remains a favorite option for those who want to return from vacations feeling better than they did when they left — physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Demand for Off-the-Grid Destinations
As off-the-grid destinations become more accessible, they’re also becoming more popular. Berkshire Hathaway points to more travelers looking to visit small towns versus tourist-heavy destinations. However, at what point do these off-the-grid destinations become so popular they’re no longer “off-the-grid”?
Cultural Hub Popularity
Lastly, if travelers can find an off-the-grid destination that’s also a cultural hub, that’s even better, as cultural hubs are also trending. However, it can be tricky to combine the two. Often, cultural hubs offer lots of historic sites, museums, arts, entertainment and fine dining, all of which are more easily found in big cities.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
From the windy tip of Malin Head in County Donegal to the colorful harbor town of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way amazes at every turn. Feel the blast of fresh sea air with a lighthouse walk. Get up close to history, grab a fireside seat at a traditional music session, experience the world-famous Irish hospitality and explore some of Ireland's most exhilarating coastal scenery. It is a place that inspired dreamers and travelers, poets and painters with a landscape filled with stone walls, thatched cottages, deserted beaches and breathtaking views. Charming towns and villages, 1,500 miles of soaring cliffs, incredible landscapes and unique experiences await.
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More and more travelers want to feel good about the hotel they stay in and the trips they take. They want to know their vacation isn’t harming the environment and local community they are visiting. These hotels go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to local communities, employees, the environment and more.