2018 TRAVEL TRENDS

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Today’s travelers know that health and wellness travel repairs and restores. Activities included in travel itineraries like yoga, meditation, qi gong, journaling, massage, spa treatments, Ayurveda and complete rest and relaxation can easily be incorporated as a daily routine when travelers return home, becoming a standard part of their daily regimen. Ultimately, these newly learned skills will assist in managing stress, improve cognitive capacity and maintain a solid emotional equilibrium.
 

Vuitton Travel & Luxury Lifestyle has incorporated aspects and diversions to our journeys that enhance our valued guests mind, body, and spirit, in ways they never imagined possible. 

EXPERIENTIAL TRAVEL

Over time, frequent travelers have shifted their focus from the primary tourist sites and have become to express an interest in community-based exploration, bringing them closer to local peoples in a meaningful way which ultimately enhances each travel experience. 


As a leading trendsetting destination specialist, Vuitton Travel & Luxury Lifestyle includes valuable components to our journeys that bring our valued guests closer to the earth and all who inhabit her. 


To travel is to learn, and we want our guests to return to their homes having learned lessons from abroad that they can implement in their everyday lives.

DIGITAL DETOXING

 In this digital age of online shopping, 4D movies, navigational systems, and social media stalking, we spend more time a day on high-tech devices than we do asleep: 8 hours and 21 minutes to be exact. This growing reliance on technology is taking us down a fast track to becoming mindless robots, fully incapable of functioning without our industrial gadgets. 


The initial purpose of technology was to serve mankind, but it can hurt us. That’s why more health experts are recommending periodic digital detox, or an extended period without gadgets. At Vuitton Travel & Luxury Lifestyle, we agree completely which is why we fill our guests’ days and nights with mindful distractions 'away' from the digital world.  

SLOW TRAVEL

'Slow Travel' has taken precedence over 'If it's Tuesday, it must be Belgium' travel.

Slowing down ones' itinerary advocates the change of pace to sip, and savor the true essence of the ultimate vacation experience.

At Vuitton Travel & Luxury Lifestyle, we are experts in our field of combining sumptuous luxury and glorious global, slowly.

As we like to see it, your vacation, whether local or abroad should be thought of as a catalyst for change, particularly since nowadays, even physicians are prescribing vacations as an antidote to combat stress.

Slow down and smell flowers.

GLAMPING

Where camping meets luxury is where you will find glamping.

Glamping is a portmanteau of glamour and camping and describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with "traditional" camping.  

For those who want to experience the feeling of sleeping outdoors and exploring all that Mother Nature has to offer, without sacrificing luxury  glamping is the way to go.

Glamping is not just confined to luxury ‘tents’ either. Think tree-houses, igloos, ice hotels, floating hotels, underwater hotels, and so much more. With these unique styles of accommodation that we love, our guests are treated to a luxurious feeling of exclusivity that you can't find with other accommodations.

EPIC ADVENTURES

Some places have become all but synonymous with a particular sort of adventure: think of climbing New York City’s Empire State Building, touring the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or hiking the Grand Canyon.

Well, the list of must-visit attractions is expanding and growing in the South and beyond.

Combining nature, culture, and activity has never been more popular as travelers look to have experiences in places off-the-beaten path. And the list is endless.
 

Diving with sharks, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, trekking through the Amazon, Ziplining, trampolining in an unused mine, falconry, desert archery or maneuvering your own husky-drawn sled in Lapland are some popular activities for travelers seeking an adrenaline rush.

TRANSFORMATIONAL TRAVEL

It’s travel motivated and defined by a shift in perspective, self-reflection and development, and a deeper communion with nature and culture.

Transformational travel is for a sophisticated traveler who is looking for an immersive, perspective-shifting journey that challenges and inspires on a deeply personal level, creating emotion through the powerful medium of storytelling and transforming their lives for the better.


Transformational travel is what lies on the other side of authenticity and experiential travel, and it’s what happens when people are pushed out of their comfort zones and find the courage and strength to overcome challenges—physical, psychological, or emotional.

MULTIGENERATIONAL TRAVEL

The other side of the traveling solo coin is experiencing your favorite destination with your loved ones. Family trips incorporate everyone, from distant cousins to  grandparents. Traveling around the world with parents, siblings, kids, grandkids, and assorted family members can be an enriching assortment of shared experiences.


We're seeing more people traveling with members of different generations and searching for destinations that offer something for everyone. Whether you're celebrating a big family reunion with a trip or taking younger members of your family abroad for the first time, there's something for everyone.

PANK (professional aunts with no kids)—single career women who collectively spend billions when they travel with nieces and nephews, rely heavily on our expertise.

LUXURY TRAIN TRAVEL

When you travel by rail, you can sit back and watch the beautiful scenery unfold at every turn—all from your cabin window.

As global travelers learn how to optimize their vacation days, opportunities to travel at a slower pace have become more popular.
 

On the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express rekindle the romance of the rails as you travel between Europe’s most captivating cities. Carve a path between Peru’s natural wonders and ancient kingdoms on the Belmond Andean Explorer. Step into a world of classic glamour as you travel between ancient wonders and cosmopolitan cities on the Eastern & Oriental Express or crisscross acres of patchwork fields and craggy coasts, stopping in some of Ireland’s most storied cities on the Belmond Grand Hibernian.