Valerie Wilson Travel

2024 Travel Trends

It’s almost 2024 and the world is abuzz with travel plans. Step into the future of luxury travel— as we delve into the hottest travel trends that will shape the next year of exploration. From urban chic to off-the-grid escapades, 2024 is going to be a year for mindful travel and high-quality bespoke experiences. Join us as we unveil the trendsetting destinations, experiences, and cities that will take center stage in the upcoming year. 

Munich, Germany – Rosewood Munich 

The 2024 UEFA European Football Championship will be held in Germany this year, starting in Munich on June 14th and concluding in Berlin on July 14th. The qualifying games in early 2024 determine the 24 teams competing in this championship. While enjoying the games, we recommend a stay at Rosewood Munich. A recently opened property in October 2023. Located a stone’s throw from Marienplatz Square, the hotel captures the essence of Bavarian culture with its Baroque architecture, Alpine-inspired cuisine, and innovative spa treatments that harness the power of traditional healing methods. Luxury rooms, suites, and houses are among the most spacious in the city and boast luxury furnishings, marble bathrooms, and timeless style.  

Vancouver, British Columbia – Cruise through Alaska 

A prevailing trend in the upcoming year will be traveling to offbeat destinations, Alaska and Antarctica have emerged at the top. What better way to embrace this trend than by embarking on an unforgettable journey by sea through Alaska’s breathtaking landscapes? Ask your VWT Travel Advisor about the Seabourn Alaska Fjords Odyssey, an 11-day voyage with immersive experiences on the majestic seas while witnessing natural wonders. 

Mallorca, Spain – Cap Vermell Grand Hotel 

Mallorca is located off the coast of Spain and is the largest, and most popular, island of the Balearic Islands. The island is famous for its beautiful beaches, hikable coastline, nightlife, and sunshine year-round. Located on the east coast of Mallorca, five minutes from the beach, Cap Vermell Grand Hotel reflects the style of a traditional Mallorcan hilltop village with references to local art and cultural heritage. The resort immerses guests in Balearic history; lively markets, Bronze Age ruins, the Caves of Artà, and 4 golf courses are minutes away. The 142 guest rooms offer private balconies and panoramic views. Dine at various restaurants that cater to all wishes, from modern Spanish tapas to the Mediterranean untethered cuisine of 2-Star Michelin VORO.  

Multiple Destinations, Africa – A&K East Africa Philanthropy Safari 

Travelling to Africa is an incredible experience the world will never stop buzzing about, and for good reason. When you visit, it’s the people you encounter, and this is the reason that many return to East Africa. This journey is curated to encompass visiting the various Philanthropic projects that Abercrombie & Kent has set up and support in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. Throughout the journey you will be involved in the bike shops, schools, beekeeping projects, and water projects across the region. Allowing you to connect to the people on the ground. You will also experience a gorilla track, game drives, as well as a multitude of different cultures whilst staying in some of East Africa’s most beautiful and authentic properties. 

Raa Atoll, Maldives – JOALI Maldives 

Boasting more than 1,000 islands adorned with notably white sandy beaches, crystal-clear azure waters, and breathtaking sunsets, the Maldives claims its spot among the most sought-after travel destinations. Located on the northern island of Raa Atoll is one of the hottest places to stay- the immersive luxury art resort, Joali Maldives. The 73-villa property offers unconventional luxury with private and a focus on design by internationally renowned design studio Autoban, architecture, design firm Atolye4n and Tokyo-based Studio Glitt. Innovative dining concepts include Japanese restaurant Saoke, authentic Asian Vandhoo and Levant restaurant Tuh’u, Tuscan-inspired Bellinis, personalized dining and cooking school Her Kitchen, as well as other destination dining experiences. 

Multiple Destinations, Southeast Asia – Eastern & Oriental Express, A Belmond Train

Beginning February 2024, step into a world of classic glamour as you travel between ancient wonders and cosmopolitan cities in South Asia. There’s a certain magic to this voyage, combining adventure with total relaxation. Handsome green and gold carriages that have magnificent cherrywood paneling, Thai silks, and Malaysian embroidery. Raise a toast as you explore past a lush jungle, ancient temples, and quaint villages. A journey on the Eastern & Oriental Express deserves to be savored. 

Athens, Greece – Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens 

Make 2024 the year you fulfill your dream of visiting Greece; its popularity shows no signs of waning. Athens holds the esteemed title of one of the world’s oldest cities and Europe’s historical capital, brimming thousands of years of history that ensures you are never short of something to do. The Parthenon and Acropolis are just a start to your exploring.  While you’re exploring Athens, stay at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens. You will have three different accommodation settings, choose from laid-back Arion, bustling Nafsika, or deluxe beachside at The Bungalows – and it’s all just 30 minutes from downtown Athens. Spend a day taking in the historic wonders of ancient civilization, then return to the Athens Riviera for unwinding and relaxing. Several eateries vie for attention, from sophisticated Greek seafood at Pelagos to tapas and tostadas at Helios. An airy spa incorporates the teachings of Hippocrates with ancient remedies and wellness secrets.  

Paris, France – Cheval Blanc Paris  

The 2024 Summer Olympics are taking place in Paris, making this the year to visit. Synonymous with romance and sophistication, the timeless city invites travelers to immerse themselves in its unparalleled cultural tapestry. From world-renowned museums like the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, to the enchanting ambiance of Montmartre, the iconic Eiffel Tower, and the delectable culinary experiences in charming bistros, the city always promises and extraordinary journey through art, history, and world culture. Bringing a contemporary edge to a historic art deco building, Cheval Blanc Paris is an exciting address in the heart of Paris, and a favorite of VWT. Sitting at the edge of the Seine, near the Louvre and Notre-Dame, the Maison captures the spirit of the borough – and shows off the Seine through panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests are met with gracious service and thoughtful amenities. Each of the Maison’s 72 rooms and suites will welcome guests with a residential atmosphere and exceptional views of the city.

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