Top 10 Travel Ideas for 2020
Virtuoso Reveals It’s Top 10 Travel Ideas for 2020
OK. You’re a luxury traveler, and you’re looking for travel ideas for 2020.
Most luxury baby boomers’ bucket lists would contain destinations like Italy, France, England, a Mediterranean cruise. Or perhaps the Northern Lights, Australia and New Zealand, Japan, Alaska, or maybe the Antarctic.
Not too long ago, Virtuoso surveyed the 20,000 travel advisors in their network and asked them: what are the top ten most unusual and exciting experiences for 2020?
Take a peek at their answers for a few 2020 travel ideas:
Travel INspiration for 2020
- Surf Sydney’s iconic Bondi beach, whether pro or first-timer. Bondi is just outside the city center and extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. Serious surfers hang out at the southern end of the beach, while novices occupy the northern stretch, where waves are often smaller.
- Head to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics, taking place July 24 to August 9. Japan continues to trend in 2020, finding itself on two Luxe Report lists for global and emerging destinations. Beyond the Games, travelers will be enamored with Japan’s gorgeous scenery, dynamic cities, culinary delights, and cultural heritage.
- Witness the Great Migration in Tanzania and Kenya, where millions of zebras, wildebeest, and antelope traverse the landscape in search of food and water while attempting to elude predators such as lions and crocodiles.
- Live like a local for a month (or more) in Italy, the Luxe Report’s top global destination of 2020. As authenticity is one of the year’s top trends, travelers can immerse themselves in the lifestyle of this beloved country. Rent a villa. Find a favorite espresso or wine bar. Learn the language. Master the cuisine or just savor it.
- Support the Bahamas after the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian, which severely damaged Grand Bahama and Abaco islands in September. Tourism comprises 60 percent of the nation’s economy and revenues from visitors boost recovery efforts. Virtuoso’s nine resorts escaped with little to no damage; they are open and receiving guests. I think this travel idea is the most easily accomplished. It’s been a long time since Carol and I have been in the Bahamas. Maybe it’s time for another visit.
- Fly around the world via private jet, touching down at legendary destinations such as Easter Island, Petra, Jordan, and the Taj Mahal. Country-hop in style on a specially outfitted jet while relaxing comfortably in a leather seat, with attentive onboard crew assisting with every need. Bypass commercial airports while avoiding jetlag … what could be better!
- Explore the pristine landscape of Antarctica. The continent was voted the top adventure destination in the 2020 Luxe Report, proving that cold-weather spots are hot. As travelers seek out destinations with unspoiled scenic beauty. Travelers can kayak with humpback whales, watch penguins in their natural habitat and even take a dip in the frigid waters.
- Sail through the Panama Canal, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This century-old engineering marvel is even more impressive up close on a full transit cruise, where the ship sails through the canal. It takes a day to traverse the 50 miles of locks as the ship makes its way from ocean to ocean.
- Enjoy the slow-down trend of the year: rail travel. The majesty of the Canadian Rockies unfolds before passengers with a train journey aboard the incomparable Rocky Mountaineer. Gaze at panoramic surroundings through the glass-dome coaches, savor local cuisine, and learn about natural and historic sites along the way through the stories of expert hosts. To view the article from our journey on Rocky Mountaineer, click here. We’ve done it twice! 🙂
- Venture to an uninhabited island in Tonga for the ultimate unplugged escape. This Polynesian kingdom is comprised of 140 islands without residents as well as a wonderfully temperate climate and tropical scenery. Guest can soak up on the sun on a private beach, snorkel in crystal-clear waters and explore jungles – all in blissful solitude.
Did you find any travel inspiration on this list?
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I don’t imagine I could talk Carol into staying on an uninhabited island in Tonga, but there are a lot of destinations and experiences on this list that are on our bucket list.
If you didn’t find any travel ideas on this list, here are some other recent articles I’ve written to give you some inspiration:
- Where to Travel in 2020
- Top 5 Adventure Destinations for 2020
- Top 5 Global Destinations for Luxury Travelers in 2020
- Top 6 Luxury Travel Trends for 2020
For more information about these or any other travel experiences, 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.
Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 1,000 travel agency partners with 20,000 elite travel advisors in 50 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with over 1,800 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. More than (U.S.) $26.4 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry.
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