2022 was another year full of new travel trends, trip tips and tricks, and destination highlights. As we look forward to 2023, we recap the past year while gearing up for the new year ahead.
In 2022 we’ve had a great year for travel with continuously easing travel restrictions, new idillic destinations, and great places to wine and dine whether you’re abroad or down the street. Some of the topics we’ve explored in our travel news page include how to get back out there with early spring break and summer vacation planning from Italy to the Rockies, how to secure an all-inclusive travel package from Swinston Travel to take the stress out of travel arrangements, a quick guide to the ideal east coast summer beach getaway, our destination highlight of Costa Rica, and more! Wherever your next adventure takes you, we were honored to be part of your arrangement process in 2022 and look forward to providing the same quality services in 2023.
Two of the main travel trends for 2023 include ‘Purposeful’ travel, and a return to the golden age of traveling where the journey was just as big of the trip as the destination. Purposeful travel refers to a sense of responsibility in our traveling and in the wellbeing of the destination. Concerns about travel’s impact on local wildlife, local people and the local environment are at its core. Purposeful travel is also not necessarily about shorter trips, but instead about focusing on quality and immersion, education and self-learning, alongside the usual vacation pleasures. Thanda Island and the Maldives are only two among many destinations that are working hard to promote sustainability, quality stays, and environmental responsibility despite uncompromising luxury and amenities.
Concerning the golden age of travel, this trend refers to a time when travel were inherently glamorous – when the journey itself was a joy rather than a ‘job’ to get over with. This ‘golden age’ was a time when you could savor the art of getting somewhere, as well as the destination itself, whether it was by steamer train or rail. Steam ships, river cruises, transatlantic naval excursions, train voyages, and even airship travel are expected to make a return as modes of transportation, giving a level of opulence only found during the turn of the century and the roaring 20s. One of the most popular tours is provided by Rail Discoveries, where guests can experience the wonders of Vienna, Prague, Berlin on a specially curated ten-day tour, for example, as rail tourism sees a 30 percent popularity increase.
Thank you to all of our clients who supported us through 2022. From the Swinston Travel Agency team, we’re fortunate for your business and excited for what the new year will bring for us. From new destinations to new travel tips that help you make some of the best memories of your life, we’ll be there every step of the way to make your dream getaway happen.