Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
Thomas Stanley, COO of Cox & Kings, the longest-established travel company in the world with more than 250 years of experience recently discussed how he sees the most substantial destinations, experiences and modes of travel for the coming year.
1. Multi-Destination Vacations – Because travelers want to get the most out of their vacations, there have been more multi-destination vacations in the past year. "We are starting to see an increased interest in combined itineraries such as India and Bhutan or Peru and Argentina," said Mr. Stanley. " With new air routes coming on board, like LAN's route between Lima and Iguassu, visiting two countries in one trip is more convenient, allowing travelers the opportunity to experience what they want from a combination of countries in one trip."
2. The Revival of Group Tours – With the economic recovery still in progress, many travelers are looking for the same exotic travel experiences at a lower price point. Group tours provide a more value-driven travel option without compromising the once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.
3. Contemporary Cultural Travel – A history-laden location is no longer enough to satisfy today's intrepid travelers. "2011 will see a desire for more meaningful interactions with artists, trendsetters and experts local contemporary culture. comments Mr. Stanley. "China is a destination that currently boasts a cutting-edge modern art scene, which has attracted interest from international visitors as well as art collectors. Travelers want to see beyond the historic art these areas are known for and get a glimpse into what is happening now.