Sustainability and experiential travel have already made headlines as growing industry trends. Purpose-driven travel is also on the rise, giving new focus to existing trends.
From volunteering to visiting and supporting local artisans, travelers are carefully designing their vacations to find more meaning in their destination of choice. Travel agents are responding to the trend and looking to their own suppliers and vendors to also offer sustainable products and services their customers want.
Although the trend strikes a similar cord to experiential travel, purpose-driven travel isn’t about collecting experiences and sharing them on Instagram for the world to envy. Traveling with a purpose is more about immersion and a way to contribute to their destination.
It’s not always easy to know which experiences will provide the most value in terms of purpose and giving back. If you embark on your own, vet local organizations like conservation groups or charities with a proven track record for positively impacting their community.
Or you can work with an experienced travel agent who has fostered meaningful connections in your destination of choice. Asking for client referrals is also a smart way to vet that the trip wasn’t just a marketing pitch, but the purpose-driven vacation they were looking for.
Have you binge-watched one of Netflix’s hottest new shows, Bridgerton? If you have, you’re probably absolutely obsessed and can’t wait for season two to be released. A new experience from The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, just launched, inspired by this period drama, and fans can get their Bridgertonfix before the next season comes.
Say “Yaas Queen” at Cleveland, Ohio’s, Kimpton Schofield Hotel. Celebrate with your squad in the hotel’s three-bedroom penthouse on the 14thfloor. The promotion welcomes a change of environment and allows you and your best friends a chance to stay in one of the most unique spaces in all of Cleveland.
Alexandria, Virginia, is full of cultural attractions, historic landmarks and outdoor activities. With its close proximity to Washington, D.C., Alexandria is a great city to see on its own or if you’re visiting our nation’s capital. There are plenty of things to do for less than $100 a day.
While many people visit Las Vegas to gamble, some go to watch the shows or explore the Strip and surrounding attractions. Almost all of the hotels in Vegas feature an expansive casino with plenty of tables, slot machines and other games. Along with gambling, most of the casinos also allow players to smoke in the casinos. A new Las Vegas resort is about to change the scene.
The sustainably chic h2hotel in Healdsburg, California, relaunched its Living Room styling amenity that allows guests to decorate a suite with a variety of plants from Dragonfly Floral, an organic flower farm and full-service florist. Upon check-out, guests can choose to purchase any of the in-room plants. The offer is available year-round and starts at $150.
As companies worldwide decided to close office doors for good and allow employees to work remotely full time, travel-spirited people are eager to home hop and work from new, exciting locations. WhyHotel provides the flexibility of an extended stay without feeling like you live in a hotel, but instead in a comfortable home. The newly announced, pop-up in Miami, Florida, is sure to be a top stay for the modern digital nomad.