Luxury travel advisors are recommending these top 9 experiences to their clients in 2024

Are you looking for some inspiration for your next luxury travel adventure? If so, you might want to check out the latest Virtuoso Luxe Report, which reveals the top nine experiences that high-end travellers will pursue in 2024. Based on the input of 20,000 travel advisors from around the world, the report showcases the most sought-after destinations, trends and activities for the coming year. Here are some highlights from the report that will make you want to pack your bags and explore.

Discover dark sky tourism

Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Norway, Iceland or Canada for a closer-to-home look at the Northern lights, a phenomenon that has fascinated humanity for thousands of years. Stargazers who prefer a warmer climate can view the total solar eclipse on April 8 in Northern Mexico.

Set off for a slow safari

Revel in an unhurried view of Africa’s stunning landscapes and its quieter inhabitants by taking a slow safari which provides the ideal counterbalance to the more adrenaline-inducing wildebeest migration and lion hunts. According to the Luxe Report, wildlife conservation is a top priority for sustainable tourism in 2024.

Seek solace from the stresses of daily life

What better destination to get away from it all than in the happiest country in the world, Bhutan? This idllyic nation’s mountain air and warm-hearted locals provide sanctuary for visitors in search of authenticity and enlightenment. Another optimal wellness destination, spiritual travellers are turning to is Thailand. Aside from well-known areas like Chiang Mai and Koh Samui, Thailand offers an array of tranquil beaches and hidden oases for relaxation and renewal.

Behold the ephemeral beauty of Japan in springtime

The Land of the Rising Sun has been a sought after destination for some time now, but consider visiting outside of the high season. Springtime in Sakura is sublime, but a winter visit when ski season is in full swing and Mount Fuji’s summit is blanketed in snow is also worth it. Japan’s unique culture coupled with incredible cuisine captivates travellers, making it the Luxe Report’s top re-emerging destination in 2024.

Explore a rare and remote wilderness on an expedition cruise

Make this the year to finally visit those bucket-list destinations of Antarctica or the Galápagos Islands. Exhilarating and customizable, adventure cruising is one of the leading travel trends for 2024 and allows nature lovers unparalleled access to some of the most stunning and pristine landscapes on Earth.

Ride the Orient Express

Journey from Paris to Istanbul aboard the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train. Departing in late August, this unforgettable voyage across Europe features a guided tour of Budapest, lavish four-course meals and a live pianist in the evenings. Arrive in Paris ahead of schedule to attend the 2024 Olympics, taking place July 26 to August 11, or simply enjoy the City of Light.

Pursue your pastime passions in new settings

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a must-see for gardening enthusiasts, while the Strahov Monastery in Prague is a haven for bookworms. From set-jetting in New Zealand to sambaing at Rio Carnival, endless possibilities await for travellers with special interests.

Savour generations of tradition, artistry and love in a single bite

Cultural cuisine provides insight into a destination’s history and way of life, while also directly supporting the local community. Sample Peruvian picarones at the Mistura Food Festival, indulge in street food in Slovenia or arrange a hands-on cooking class with a family in Vietnam.

Charter a private island and revel in seclusion

Whether you want to get closer to nature, explore underwater caves, waterfalls or sit on your own private beach, is there anything more luxurious than having an island completely to yourself?


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