Holland America Line’s MS Maasdam


More than ever today, luxury travel advisors are seeking totally new and exciting concepts and products for their clients. Highlighting this, the Luxe Report, by Virtuoso, anticipates emerging luxury travel developments and destinations while presenting insight into the decisions of the globe’s most upscale travellers. Virtuoso’s travel advisors weighed inon their five must-have experiences for 2016:


Discover untouched, unique places.
Exploring new destinations is this year’s chief travel motivator. Cuba is the top emerging destination, with Bhutan and Myanmar also ranking high on advisors’ lists.


Create unforgettable memories.
Whether it is a multigenerational safari in Africa, as travelling with extended family is this year’s top trend, or celebrating a milestone (also a top-five trend) with a food and wine tour of Italy, travellers will return with memories that outlive the actual experience.


Cross something off your bucket list and do not wait any longer for that trip of a lifetime.
Perhaps it is seeing Machu Picchu or staying in an overwater bungalow in French Polynesia – either way, now is the time to go.
Push the boundaries of your comfort zone. Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef or take an expedition cruise to Antarctica. This is the year to transcend limits, with adventure travel a key trend in 2016.


Enjoy closer-to-home experiences.
This year’s top U.S. destination, New York, appeals to a diverse range of travellers year- round. And Mexico appears on no less than three Luxe Report top-five lists, proving it is compelling for couples and families alike.