Each year, a number of places seem to ride a wave of popularity among travelers.
Whether it’s a sudden influx of visitors due to political changes, like in Cuba, or heightened interest thanks to sporting events such as the Olympic Games in Rio, there are a number of reasons why hot destinations emerge.
In 2017, we can expect visitor numbers to spike in the poles, according to Lucie Greene of the Innovation Group at J. Walter Thompson. Greene claims warmer weather at the poles will encourage travel to destinations such as Svalbard and the White Desert camp in Antarctica.
Another hot destination is Canada, with the country celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017. To mark the event, all of its national parks are free to visit for a year, which is likely to attract plenty of people to places like Banff in Alberta.
In Europe, look beyond the typical city break destinations to find the new hot spots. Hamburg looks set to take over from Berlin as Germany’s capital of cool, with architectural delights such as the Elbephilarmonie concert hall set for completion.
Further east, Finland is set to catch up with neighbors Sweden and Denmark in terms of Scandinavian cool. It might garner less attention right now, but 2017 will see far more interest in the natural beauty of the country, as well as the food, art and design attractions in the capital, Helsinki.
Wind Creek Hospitality recently announced a multiyear partnership with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls as its official casino. Wind Creek Hospitality is an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the only federally recognized Indian tribe in the state of Alabama. Wind Creek manages the tribe’s gaming facilities, with one coming soon to Chicago Southland. Wind Creek Hospitality will now serve as the basketball team’s official casino.
oneworld is strengthening its position as a leader in sustainability with several commitments and partnerships with other eco-leaders in the industry. In September 2020, oneworld became the first global airline alliance to announce a commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. That was only the start of the alliance’s mission to advance sustainability through taking a leadership role in decarbonizing aviation.
From Julia Child and Top Chef to Anthony Bourdain and The Bear, the culinary world is an integral part of pop culture. Celebrity-owned bars and restaurants give diners an opportunity to connect with their favorite famous people. Whether you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of that star or simply want to enjoy an incredible meal, these restaurants offer unique experiences you won’t soon forget.
Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.
With COVID-19 bringing out some uncertainty, more people are booking travel insurance for their upcoming trips. The travel insurance market is projected to reach $99 billion by 2030. With travel insurance on the rise, two questions are raised: How can travel retailers cash in on this demand to make auxiliary money? How do vacationers decide if they need travel insurance and what policy is right for them?