Each year, luxury travel provider Virtuoso puts together its Luxe Report, which surveys a network of worldwide travel providers to learn more about travel in the year ahead. Looking at this data, Virtuoso reveals what it expects to be some of the top wanderlust-worthy experiences of 2020. Here are the top five travel activities everyone will be after this year.
Support Destinations Impacted by Natural Disasters
Travelers are learning one of the best ways to support a destination ravaged by a natural disaster is to simply go there and support the local economy with tourism dollars. Virtuoso puts supporting the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian as one of its most popular wanderlust activities for 2020.
Live Like a Local for a Month or More
Who wouldn’t want to visit a destination and live like a local for a month or more? Travelers can do just that in Italy, embracing authenticity while renting a villa, learning the language and diving deep into local culture.
See the Great Migration
The Great Migration is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime event to attend. Travelers can witness millions of zebras, wildebeest and antelope searching for food and water across the landscape of Africa, as they do their best to steer clear of predators like lions and crocodile.
Attend the 2020 Olympics
Japan was one of 2019’s most popular destinations and it continues to trend in popularity. This year, one of the most wanderlust-worthy reasons for visiting is the 2020 Olympics, which takes place July 24–Aug. 9.
Surf Bondi Beach
Novices and surfing pros alike will need to add surfing at Bondi Beach in Sydney to the top of their travel bucket lists this year. The extremely popular spot is one you won’t want to miss.
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All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
While you might not be able to physically hit the links, golfers are still able to play Pebble Beach Golf Links virtually. Golfers can also stay sharp for when they can return to the course with some tips that can be done at home from Laird Small, director, Pebble Beach Golf Academy and Pebble Beach Resorts.
InterContinental Hong Kong is gearing up for its biggest renovation in 30 years; the hotel will close its doors April 20, before reopening as Regent Hong Kong in 2022. The transformation will position the hotel as one of the world’s most iconic, spanning all guestrooms, suites, bathrooms, public areas, restaurants, event venues and the façade.
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