Top Travel Cities for 2023
Virtuoso just published its top travel cities for 2023 list.
Our travel agency, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, is a member of Virtuoso through our affiliation with Cadence, our Host Agency.
If you’re unaware, Virtuoso® is the leading global travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 1,200 travel agency locations with more than 21,000 travel advisors in 54 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with more than 2,300 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. Normalized annual sales of (U.S.) $28-$32 billion make Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry.
Many of the complimentary VIP perks we bring our clients come through our affiliation with Virtuoso and Cadence.
As I mentioned above, Virtuoso just released its annual list of the most booked cities for leisure travel in 2023. Let’s take a peek at their press release:
NEW YORK (February 23, 2023) – Move over London; luxury travelers have a new favorite city. Virtuoso®, the global leader in luxury and experiential travel, has analyzed intel from its data warehouse exceeding $63.6 billion in transactions and found that while upscale globetrotters continue to book eternal European favorites, Paris has risen to the top as the number one city among luxury leisure travelers.
Surpassing both Rome and London, Paris is Virtuoso’s most booked European city in 2022 – a trend that Virtuoso hotel analytics shows continuing into 2023. While New York was the most booked city overall in 2022 and is pacing 13 percent ahead of last year, Paris tops them all in 2023 and is currently pacing 96 percent ahead of 2022. Additionally, the number of trips booked to Paris in 2022 was 44 percent higher than in 2019, travel’s high-water mark.
Proving that money remains no object when it comes to luxury experiences, Paris is currently the most expensive travel option out of the top three European cities. On average, hotel rates in Paris have been 30 percent higher than in Rome and 21 percent higher than in London. Average daily rates for 2023 leisure travel bookings at Virtuoso hotels in Paris are 33 percent higher than in 2019, demonstrating the elegance and beauty of the world’s most romantic city are worth the price.
Top 10 Most Booked Cities for Leisure Travel in 2023 (to date):
If you click the above links, you will find a listing of the 5-star hotels in our Best of the Best Hotels for each of those cities.
You can book most of these hotels online 24/7, and all come with the following complimentary VIP perks:
- Complimentary Upgrade, subject to availability
- Daily breakfast for up to two guests
- $100 credit to be used in the hotel/resort
- Early Check-in/ Late Check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
If you add up a complimentary upgrade, breakfast, and a $100 credit, our complimentary perks can easily add up to hundreds of dollars.
Are you contemplating a luxury getaway? Why not consider one of these amazing top 10 cities? And if these cities don’t make your heart go pitter-pat, then check out over 1,000 luxury hotels & resorts in our Best of the Best Hotel & Resorts listing.
You Can’t VIP Yourself
We like to tell our clients that you can’t VIP yourself.
When you book a stay at any of our Virtuoso Best of the Best Hotels and Resorts, not only will you enjoy the perks listed above (subject to change), but we’ll also reach out to the hotel’s general manager and let them know that you are coming.
As Roaming Boomers clients, we want you treated as royalty when you arrive.
So book online 24/7 here, or give us a call and let us get you the VIP treatment.
For more information or to book a luxury stay at one of our hotels, please call Roaming Boomers Travel Services at (480) 550-1235 or use our convenient online information request (click here), and we’ll reach out to you.
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