2024 Top 5 Travel Trends & Destinations
As travel advisors, staying ahead of the curve and understanding emerging travel trends is vital to providing the best recommendations and experiences for your clients. Looking ahead to 2024, our experts have picked the top travel trends for 2024 and the destinations that are at the forefront of these trends.
1. Cultural Immersion
Cultural immersion is a thriving travel trend, captivating those seeking adventure and authentic local experiences for their vacations. It offers a transformative way to see the world and forge meaningful connections while learning about other cultures. Recommend Mexico for travelers looking to delve deeper into local customs, languages, cuisine, and traditions. With its vibrant history, Mayan ruins, and authentic cuisine, this county is a perfect blend of hospitality, beauty and history, with many resorts offering tequila tastings, folk dancing performances and traditional herbal spa services.
2. – Multigenerational Travel
The excitement of travel is back, and multigenerational trips are on the rise. For your clients looking to travel with extended family, grandparents, teens and children of all ages, recommend the Dominican Republic which offers a backdrop of pristine beaches and perfect weather with many top-notch resorts offering activities that suit everyone’s preferences. From kid-friendly accommodations, kids clubs and waterparks to adult-only pools and restaurants as well as, luxurious spa service and endless watersports, this island provides a perfect destination to create cherished family memories.
3. Wellness Retreats
Wellness tourism is on the rise, and St. Lucia is at the forefront. With its dramatic landscapes and luxury resorts, it's the ideal destination to rejuvenate and relax. You can help your clients find their serenity at many of the wellness-focused resorts that offer yoga, meditation, mineral mud baths and pampering spa treatments. The Pitons mountains provide a striking backdrop for hiking and self-discovery and the crystal-clear waters beckon with relaxation for your clients to leave refreshed and renewed.
4. Adventure Tourism
If your client is looking for an adventurous trip suggest Costa Rica as an ideal spot to experience a variety of adrenaline-pumping adventures. From ziplining through lush rainforest, white-water rafting through rivers, and becoming up close with wildlife, this country offers exhilarating experiences, not to mention, world-class resorts, unspoiled beaches and breathtaking landscapes to explore.
5. Culinary Journeys
For your clients who are looking to explore the world through culinary experiences suggest Italy for a true culinary paradise. There are endless possibilities to explore bustling markets, visit picturesque vineyards, try cooking lessons and sample authentic cuisine from the country’s diverse regions. There are so many different culinary dishes to choose from, you can suggest trying the authentic pizza in Naples, fresh-caught seafood from the Amalfi Coast and the finest pasta in Bologna and more. Culinary travel offers a feast for the senses and a chance to delicious way to experience diverse cultures.
Whatever type of adventure your client may be looking for in 2024,2025 and beyond look no further than GOGO’s curated vacation packages and in-destination experiences that will make your client’s vacation a truly memorable one.