This Summer’s Hottest Luxury Travel Destinations
So, you have a ton of money and no idea where to go this summer? Fear not, because luxury travel leader Virtuoso has analyzed over $63.6 billion in transactions to reveal the most sought-after destinations among affluent globetrotters.
The Most Popular Destination: The Good Ol’ USA
According to Virtuoso, the United States is leading the pack as the most popular destination for luxury travel this summer. Yes folks, forget about all those exotic locales abroad – it’s time to explore your own backyard!
Europe is Overrated Anyway
In second place are Italy, France and Spain – but who really wants to deal with all that wine and cheese anyway?
Avoiding Americans Like the Plague (Literally)
Virtuoso notes that there’s been a shift this summer with more travelers using their passports compared to last year when U.S. travel was down 12 percent. Apparently everyone wants to avoid us like the plague… or rather COVID-19.
Ooh-La-La Biarritz! (Whatever That Means)
Travelers are also apparently exploring off-the-beaten-path locations such as Biarritz in France – because being lost in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language is always relaxing.
London Calling… Because What Else is There to Do?
Virtuoso points out that London remains a hit thanks to an impressive lineup of summer events. But let’s be real – you’re really just going for the fish and chips and the chance to see Big Ben.
Cruising For A Bruising (And Higher Bookings)
Finally some good news! Apparently cruising is showing bookings 55 percent higher compared to 2019. So get ready for more buffets and seasickness!
The Future Looks Bright… If You’re Rich
A recent Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report study found that the target market of high-value travelers is expected to grow by 34 percent globally over the next five years. So if you have wads of cash lying around and need somewhere fancy to go, fear not – there will always be another place trying to dupe you into thinking it’s “luxurious”.