TO Lux­ury TRAVEL TRENDS 2016

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1. Larger Suites And Vil­las

Multi­gen­er­a­tional travel is the hottest trend of 2016 as ex­tended fam­i­lies seek to spend qual­ity time to­gether. Hotels are re­spond­ing to the de­mand for group lodg­ing by of­fer­ing much larger suites and vil­las. An 11-bed­room suite open­ing this year at The Ritz-Carl­ton Grand Cay­man is sure to be a hit with trav­el­ling fam­i­lies head­ing to the Caribbean.

2. Ex­pe­ri­ences That Cre­ate A Sense of Place

Voy­agers to­day place great value on ex­pe­ri­ences that will cre­ate mem­o­ries to last a life­time. Vir­tu­oso’s col­lec­tion of hotels and re­sorts of­fers an ar­ray of au­then­tic ex­pe­ri­ences that are dis­tinc­tive to their des­ti­na­tions. They can en­joy ev­ery­thing from world-class con­certs at his­toric Bavar­ian cas­tle Schloss El­mau to a Western cat­tle drive at Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming.

3. Life­style Hotels

As Mil­len­ni­als blaze a new trail in the lux­ury travel world, Vir­tu­oso has grown by se­lect­ing prop­er­ties ap­peal­ing to that de­mo­graphic. Ex­cit­ing brands such as An­daz and W Hotels are rep­re­sented in the port­fo­lio, which has also wel­comed its first Con­rad ho­tel in the Al­garve in Por­tu­gal and first Edi­tion ho­tel in NYC.

4. Vir­tu­oso Pre­view

Lux­ury trav­ellers want to be the first to dis­cover the globe’s hottest new prop­er­ties, and if they can get exclusive ac­cess and perks, even bet­ter. Vir­tu­oso of­fers just that through its pi­o­neer­ing Pre­view pro­gramme, which in­tro­duces emerg­ing or reemerg­ing hotels and re­sorts to the clien­tele of its elite travel ad­vi­sors.

5. Broad­en­ing Global Ap­peal

Vir­tu­oso has ex­panded its net­work of world­wide mem­bers, adding travel agen­cies in Asia, Africa and the Mid­dle East, and Europe. As a re­sult, stand­out prop­er­ties in strate­gic lo­ca­tions have been in­vited to join the net­work – in Cyprus and Paraty, Brazil, for ex­am­ple. Vir­tu­oso has 1100 prop­er­ties in 100 coun­tries, many in exclusive part­ner­ships with Vir­tu­oso’s ad­vi­sor net­work.

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