There is something magical about fresh starts, that boost of motivation and inspiration. At the start of each new year and the energy it brings to life after the holiday season. We want to start this new year by saying THANK YOU for being here and being part of the H Luxury Travel community. And share with you are 2023 travel trends guide! We are grateful for you and we hope to continue to serve you in 2023.
25 Trending Travel Destinations for the New Year
There’s a lot more of this planet to explore. And as travel returns to every corner of the globe, it’s time to commit to that trip you’ve been thinking about for years. If you’re looking for some inspiration on where to go next, our 2023 Travel Trends Guide is here to help! Featuring 25 exciting places to discover, it’s the perfect resource to help you plan the ultimate vacation.
Get ready for an unforgettable adventure with our collection of off-the-beaten-path travel destinations across the globe. Indulge in luxurious self-care at unique spa and rejuvenation locations in Iceland, the Cook Islands, and beyond. Planning a romantic getaway? Don’t miss our list of top honeymoon destinations and must-see places in the US. Start exploring and make your travel dreams a reality with our 2023 Travel Trends Guide!
Special Event Travel is Our Specialty!
There is no experience quite like securing seat at a world-class special event. These occasions provide extraordinary thrills and excitement. Such as the opportunity to watch the action at Wimbledon from courtside, taste rare wines at the Bordeaux festival, hear the roar of F1 cars racing through the streets of Monaco, or shout in excitement from a balcony at the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.
Planning a vacation around a specific event can be challenging, as accommodations may be limited and tickets may be difficult to obtain. However, we have insider knowledge and resources to help you secure access to exclusive events. Once the event has ended and the excitement has subsided, we can suggest places for you to explore and enjoy the destination at your own pace.
World-Class Sporting Special Events
Fan favorites such as the SuperBowl LVII (Feb. 12 in Phoenix) are coming up fast. Call us soon, or plan your trip for 2024 when the football’s big game plays in Las Vegas. Hockey fans can watch their favorite players in Florida at the NHL All-star game Feb. 3 and the Stanley Cup in June. Basketball fan? Make sure to ask us to secure your seat at the NBA playoffs and plan your trip to the June NBA Finals in advance!
The World Figure Skating Championships (March 20-26 in Saitama, Japan) is being held this year just outside Tokyo, a fun city to explore when the last triple-toe loop has been landed.
Golfers should book now for the Masters (April 3-9 in Augusta, Georgia) and tennis fans think about snagging Wimbledon tickets for the July 3-16 tournament in southwest London.
F1 racing offers travelers some spectacular locations: Monaco (May); Singapore (Sept); Italy (Sept and May); Mexico City (October); Abu Dhabi (November) and so many more. Motocross more your thing? Check out the new SuperMotocross World Championship finals in Los Angeles, Oct. 14.
Summertime calls for the Tour de France, from Bilbao, Spain to Bayonne, France (July 1-23) or get your rodeo on and watch the world’s best horsemanship in Western Canada at the Calgary Stampede, July 7-16.
Once-In-A-Lifetime Historical Special Events
It’s been 69 years since the U.K. has seen a coronation and the pomp and circumstance should be legendary on May 6 when Charles III is crowned in Westminster Abbey with Queen Consort Camilla.
Museums in France, Spain and the U.S. will mark the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death. The Musée National Picasso-Paris and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, the artist’s grandson, have organized exhibits at the Musée Picasso in Antibes, France (April 8-June 25); the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid (September-November); and the Guggenheim Museum (May 12-Aug. 7).
Must-See Cultural Special Events
Book now for the bacchanalia and sensory overloads of Mardi Gras in New Orleans (January-February); Venice Carnival (Feb.) and Carnival in Rio de Janeiro (Feb.), or consider booking ahead for 2024. The music and revelry of each should be experienced at least once in a lifetime.
World Pride is celebrated in Sydney, Australia this year (Feb. 17–March 5). Post festivities, the city is an excellent jumping-off point to explore the wildlife and stunning scenery of Down Under.
Raise a glass or three at the Bordeaux Wine Festival (June 22-25) but if you’d rather raise a stein than stemware, Oktoberfest in Munich (Sept 16-Oct 3) is your destination.
Classical music enthusiasts love the Salzburg Music Festival (July 20-Aug. 31), one of the biggest events of the culture vulture calendar. If your music tastes run a little more indie, plan ahead for Glastonbury (Elton John is headlining!) in Somerset, U.K. (June 21-25) or Burning Man in the Nevada desert (Aug.26-Sept 4).
If you’d like to watch the Running of the Bulls from the safety of your own private balcony. Then book your Pamplona balcony now for the July 6-14 festival. Or, wade right into the tomato-throwing fun of La Tomatina, in Spain on Aug. 30. Tickets are now limited to join what’s known as the world’s biggest food fight, so grab yours soon.
Celebrate your ancestors and the pageantry of the Day of the Dead in many cities throughout Mexico, from Oct. 31 till Nov. 2.
Travel Trends Guide 2023
Learn more about this years travel trends and download our guide here. We can’t wait to get you to your next destination.