Top 10 Fall and Holiday Luxury Travel Destinations
International luxury travel network Virtuoso® is answering the question on everyone’s minds: what are the hottest upscale destinations for this year’s holiday season?
Acknowledged as a prominent trend predictor in the industry, Virtuoso has sourced data from its warehouse of more than $35 billion in transactions to disclose the top destinations for the coming fall and holiday period. Luxury travelers are remaining true to European favorites, while turning their attention to warmer climes as the weather shifts at home. They also are seeking out more exotic locales worldwide, including a boom for African countries.
The Virtuoso Top 10 Fall & Holiday Luxury Travel Destinations
Note: the destinations above are all links designed to help you learn more about each of these destinations.
The Top 10 analysis: Europe’s unrivaled popularity for summer travel continues into the fall. Travelers are enjoying lower average daily rates (ADRs) at Virtuoso partner hotels in major European cities as summer ends. In particular, Paris is down two percent ($1,087), Rome is six percent lower ($949), London is down seven percent ($704) and Barcelona comes in 15 percent lower than summer rates ($596). London and Barcelona in particular represent great value to travelers this fall and holiday season, as they are respectively 21 and 43 percent below the average ADR for Virtuoso partner properties in Europe, which is $853. Also noteworthy: Mexico’s appeal as a warm-weather getaway for Americans and Canadians holds fast despite Zika cautions. Australia and New Zealand are always favored destinations once the Northern Hemisphere cools. In spite of continued Middle East unrest, Israel’s popularity is undiminished. It is a sought-out destination not only for its religious significance, but also for its history, food, culture and adventure experiences.
As we ponder this information, our top three destinations this year have been Italy (by far) followed by France, the UK, and the Caribbean. Further, ocean and river cruises continue to dominate what our clients are looking to do into the future.
As you consider your travel plans for the fall and holiday season, is there somewhere we can help you explore? Why not give us a call and let us share with you why our travel agency is seeing nearly two-fold growth this year over last.
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