30 January 2020
Much like in fashion, travel trends come and go and with every new year, we get a new batch of exciting travel styles to try out. For your fashion guidance, you might go to the latest vogue but when it comes to travel, who else would you ask but your very own Travel Counsellor?
Here are their predictions for 2020’s travel trends for you to get involved with.
With the threat of global warming looming and environmental degradation becoming more and more of a hot topic, many people are now choosing to opt for more sustainable choices when it comes to planning their travels. Around the world, there are eco-friendly resorts who work tirelessly to ensure that their impact on the environment is minimal, so guests can enjoy their stay guilt-free.
Lagoon attitude is one such property where environmental protection is at the hotel’s core as it works to ensure ecological and social sustainability in Mauritius. The hotel teaches staff and guests alike on good environmental practices to help them preserve natural resources, control water usage, limit energy consumption and reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
With properties around the world, Six Senses are working towards a greener future across them all. Since 2016, there has been a total removal of plastic straws and now every year millions of plastic bottles are eliminated thanks to the glass bottles used on site. Six Senses aims to be totally plastic-free by 2022, a goal which you can be a part of.
2020 brings another big year of sport to the table with all the usual Formula 1 events, as well as the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix to be held in Hanoi; the Olympic games will get underway in Japan; and UEFA Euro 2020 football tournament which will be taking place across Europe, giving fans the chance to get a taste of many different host cultures (depending on how well their team progresses).
If following your team leaves you craving some sporting action yourself, head to Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol where footballing greats such as Rio Ferdinand and Dimitar Berbatov will be on hand, alongside UEFA licensed coaches, to deliver a footballing masterclass to kids aged 5-15 years.
In modern life, we’re constantly bombarded with digital inputs and stresses from work, so it does a world of good to take a step back once in a while and get away from all the noise to soothe your senses and focus on your wellness.
For those looking to slim down after an indulgent festive season, the gorgeous 5-star Botanico hotel offers a delightful slim & wellness programme in the heavenly Puerto de la Cruz. With the carefully curated exercise programme paired with an exquisite low-calorie meal plan to delight your taste buds, you’ll be set into a sustainable healthy lifestyle, rather than just a fad diet, that you can continue long after leaving.
At Amatara Wellness Resort Phuket, a holistic approach to wellbeing aims to revitalise your mind, body and spirit through a unique programme of activities. Detox treatments, yoga, weight management, sleep therapy and family wellness activities are all available to make a bespoke programme tailored to your needs.
Gone are the days when we used to think that we needed companions to travel. People are now taking it upon themselves to step out and venture around the world on their own, ticking off bucket list destinations as they go and refusing to compromise on their travel adventure.
There’s never been an easier time to travel on your own with backpacker-style group tours available and hotels catering specifically to solo travellers. In September, BodyHoliday Saint Lucia becomes a solo traveller’s haven with each guest receiving a personalised schedule of daily spa treatments, with fitness classes and water sports also available to be added.
With a globalised society in the UK, we’re seeing the wonders of international cuisine and our eyes have been opened to the delicious flavours that exist across the globe. As a result, many of us are now planning our travels around the delectable cuisine that waits for us there. Whether it’s the pho on the streets of Hanoi or the jerk chicken from a beachfront barbecue in Jamaica, or the Michelin-starred fine dining in Paris or the melt-in-your-mouth barbecued meats in the American deep south, people’s passion for food is carrying them across the globe.
For any travelling foodie, Anantara Kihavah in the Maldives is deserving of a spot on your list. A place where sumptuous food is combined with incredible surroundings to create unforgettable dining experiences. At SEA, guests can enjoy fine dining beneath the ocean waves while watching all manner of marine life swim by including sharks, turtles and tropical fish.
To be the first to embark on this year’s latest travel trends, contact your Travel Counsellor today and enjoy exclusive access to benefits such as full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.