Artisans of Leisure releases its latest Luxury Travel Trends List
New York, April 11, 2022 – Leading luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure has compiled its latest Luxury Travel Trends List based on the company’s intimate knowledge of the luxury travel market. As 2022 unfolds and COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ease, the company has been closely tracking how luxury travelers are thinking about and planning international travel over the coming months.
“Everyone is ready for a vacation right now, and they want it to be extra meaningful,” said Ashley Ganz, founder, and CEO of Artisans of Leisure. “Travelers want a release after a tough couple of years. They are ready to splurge on one-of-a-kind, highly personalized international trips with their families and closest friends.”
Artisans of Leisure arranges private, customized international tours for high-net-worth travelers. Their unique position in the travel industry—catering exclusively to affluent travelers—allows them unrivaled firsthand insight into luxury travel in the world today.
The Artisans of Leisure Luxury Travel Trends List for 2022:
- Over-the-top luxury. High-end travelers are ready to splurge. They haven’t been spending money on travel. Now they are ready, and they want to do it right—with exclusive, over-the-top tours that include ultra-luxury services.
- Private all the way. Affluent travelers want private services during their trips. They want tours filled with private insider experiences, exclusive access, private tours, private drivers, and more. Many also want private villas and stand-alone suites, private yachts, and private jets.
- Bucket-list trips. Tours that include iconic destinations such as Egypt or Rome are in huge demand. Many travelers have lifelong dreams of visiting certain bucket-list destinations, and they don’t want to put off what they feel is an important goal and priority.
- Travel with friends and extended family. Families and groups of friends want to spend time together and create memories together in amazing destinations. Multi-generational private tours are especially popular right now.
- Hyper-specialized themed travel. Learning and self-cultivation during the pandemic have led to an increase in special interest travel, including ancestry tours, culinary tours, music tours, garden tours, hiking and biking tours, art tours, and more. Travelers want to be immersed in each location. They want unique and authentic hands-on experiences and activities based on their interests.
- Loyalty to favorite travel specialists and hotels. Travelers have remained loyal to and want to support the travel specialists, hotels, and other travel providers they have trusted over the years. They make a point of telling the travel providers how much they have missed working with them and how much they have been dreaming of traveling with them again.
- Honeymoons. Many newlyweds who had to delay or postpone their honeymoons are finally having the opportunity to plan their dream trips to international destinations. Luxury
- Travel inspired by pandemic TV and movie watching. Travelers want to visit places they’ve seen in favorite shows and movies that they’ve watched during the pandemic, such as Paris (Emily in Paris, Lupin, Call My Agent), Israel (Fauda, The Baker and the Beauty), Italy (House of Gucci), Norway (No Time to Die), Scotland (Outlander), England (The Crown, Rebecca, Bridgerton), Ireland (Normal People), Morocco (Inventing Anna) and Egypt (Death on the Nile), among others. Luxury
Last-minute demand. Many travelers are booking very last-minute as pandemic travel restrictions ease. Luxury
- Flexibility. Travelers expect that if pandemic travel restrictions remain or new restrictions are announced, such as a border closure, their travel providers will be flexible with date changes. Luxury
- Choosing a tour destination based on current travel requirements and restrictions. Many travelers are selecting or changing destinations based on COVID-19 travel requirements and testing requirements. Travelers also want their travel specialists to inform them about the latest requirements and to assist with the coordination of COVID-19 testing while traveling. Luxury
- Incorporating new hotels, museums, and sites. During the pandemic, many exciting openings, renovations, and discoveries have taken place, including new museums and decorative arts sites in Paris, the Floriade Expo in the Netherlands, new hotels in Asia, renovations of favorite hotels in Australia, and new museums and newly discovered ruins in Egypt. Travelers have been seeing coverage of these new places and events, and they can’t wait to incorporate them into their tours.
- Old and new. Travelers want highly customized private trips that combine favorite places that they like to return to again and again—places they used to visit often but haven’t been to in a few years—along with new destinations that they’re visiting for the first time. This allows them to connect with destinations that are already meaningful and cherished while also satisfying their curiosity and desire to explore new places.
- Celebrations. Travelers are booking big trips to celebrate milestone birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and holidays. There’s no time like the present to celebrate.
Artisans of Leisure arranges private cultural tours in more than 70 countries worldwide. For more information, visit Luxury travel – Artisans of Leisure – Private luxury tours in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America & South Pacific or call 1 (800) 214-8144.