Luxury travelers are making up for lost time, with intentions to pack in plenty of travel. However, a one-size-fits-all approach won’t work, something that Marriott International understands. So what do luxury travelers really want, and how is this industry heavyweight leaning into their desires?
What’s the trickle-down effect of uncertainty in travel? Why are people choosing to take shorter trips in nature? What happens to luxe travel when everyone’s finances are squeezed? In this part of the 2023 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about how people are spending their leisure time.
Post-pandemic, Gen Zers are eager to travel and are seeking new experiences and connectivity, both physically and digitally. But the current global outlook, from the cost of living crisis to climate change, means travel must also offer security and peace of mind for this values-driven generation.
International tourism virtually ground to a halt in 2020, leaving countless would-be jet-setters stuck at home. Yet at the same time, many people took the chance to re-evaluate how and why they travel. Could sustainability concerns reshape the ways that Britons plan their holidays post-pandemic?
Travel platforms are urging people to connect with destinations through the eyes of locals, catering to an appetite for realness within the experience economy. How is this content impacting travel media, and to what extent is authenticity affecting decision-making for Gen Z and Y travellers?