What’s in and what’s out in travel in 2015? Check out this list of potential trends from Hawkins as you begin planning your trips for next year.
Hotels are developing offers to encourage guests to stay up all night. Gstaad Palace arranges night skiing, while Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Ariz., organizes a Full Moon Red Rocks Hike. Look for similar night-inspired packages at hotels around the globe.
Curated playlists and sounds are all the rage for the upcoming year, from La Compagnie, a new, boutique, all-business airline, offering an inflight-playlist, to Sofitel Luxury Hotels working with a songwriter on a special song specific to the brand.
Technology wins in 2015, with more and more hotels offering digital concierge services via tablets and apps. Look for these types of innovations in the lobbies of hotels like Pullman Hotels, Novotel and Loews Hotels & Resorts.
Experiential Booze Tours
It’s time to learn more about beer, wine and spirits before indulging in the New Year. Look for hands-on experiences at several hotels, including Hotel Vermont, The Gates Hotel Key West and Trump International Golf Links & Hotel, Doonbeg.
Who would think ice in drinks — and not part of severe winter weather — would make a splash this season? Specialty ice options — think custom, etched ice spheres — are available at Montage Beverly Hills and Hotel Plaza Athénée.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
One of Georgia’s greatest cultural gifts might be coming to an end. The Redneck Games, which began in 1996, have seen a dip in attendance in recent years. A lack of sponsors means many of us might never know the joys of “bug zapping by spitball” unless an influx of travelers can help revive the event.