Virtuoso will help you decide your perfect Instagram-Summer travel destination

Virtuoso will help you decide your perfect Instagram-Summer travel destination

Luxury travelers are setting their sights for summer travel on emerging destinations all over the world. According to a new analysis from global luxury travel network Virtuoso®it is crystal clear that traveling is the most reliving thing in summers. Known as a prominent trend predictor, Virtuoso has examined its data warehouse of $49.5 billion in bookings to forecast.

The analysis showcases upscale voyagers are heading this summer. European countries continue to be most popular, while the fastest-growing locales point to a desire for culturally immersive experiences.

The Virtuoso Top 10:
Virtuoso will help you decide your perfect Instagram-Summer travel destination
South Africa Safari
Virtuoso will help you decide your perfect Instagram-Summer travel destination
Golden Gate Bridge
Virtuoso will help you decide your perfect Instagram-Summer travel destination
Streets of Spain
Virtuoso will help you decide your perfect Instagram-Summer travel destination
Santorini, Greece during sunset

The most popular destinations for the summer of 2019 (according to bookings) are:

1. United States                

6. South Africa

2. Italy                                

7. Spain

3. United Kingdom              

8. Germany

4. France                              

9. Ireland

5. Greece                              

10. Netherlands

 

The Top 10 Analysis: 
  • As Americans plan their summer getaways, some are opting to stay closer to home and explore their own country. This puts the United States in the number-one slot. The scenery and diversity of national parks appeal to families and adventurers alike when the temps warm up.
  • Europe, always a favorite, claims eight spots in the Top 10. History, culture, cuisine and abundant luxury offerings make Europe a preferred option for upscale travelers.
  • Notably, Spain moves up three places from last summer, as it offers better value compared to other spots in Western Europe.
  • South Africa‘s winter season offers excellent viewing conditions for safaris as well as peak whale watching.
The Virtuoso Hot 10:

The countries that have experienced the largest year-over-year percentage increases in summer bookings.

1. Chile (+410%)                 

6. Kenya (+89%)

2. India (+173%)                   

7. Egypt (+76%)

3. Puerto Rico (+149%)         

8. Singapore (+73%)

4. Philippines (+129%)            

9. Costa Rica (+67%)

5. Belgium (+111%)                  

10. Dominican Republic (+58%)

 

The Hot 10 Analysis: 
Virtuoso will help you decide your perfect Instagram-Summer travel destination
Marina Bay, Singapore
Virtuoso will help you decide your perfect Instagram-Summer travel destination
Taj Mahal, India
Virtuoso will help you decide your perfect Instagram-Summer travel destination
Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya
Virtuoso will help you decide your perfect Instagram-Summer travel destination
Beach at Dominican Republic
  • Chile continues its upswing in popularity by offering a variety of terrain from the Atacama Desert to the Lake District to the Andes Mountains to wine valleys.
  • India and the Philippines are among the more exotic destinations luring visitors with their ability to deliver on the authenticity so desired by luxe travelers.
  • Kenya offers outstanding safari opportunities as well as the wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and beaches.
  • Travelers looking for sun and sand are escaping to Caribbean destinations such as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
  • Pop culture tourism is fueling interest in Singapore, the setting for the hit film “Crazy Rich Asians.”

 

P.S: Data is sourced from Virtuoso’s U.S. travel agency members and includes travel for June, July and August 2019.

 

 

 

 

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