My friends and I have never been trend-setters, but now we find ourselves riding the latest wave of “revenge travel.” After staying at home and watching travel plans decimated this year, we revenge travelers are making plans for 2021.
Revenge travel refers to a great desire for bigger and better travel caused by being cooped up because of the pandemic. Travel experts are predicting revenge travelers will bring back leisure travel in a big way.
While not specifically applied to travel, the concept of revenge spending was popularized in China in the 1980s. Consumer demand and spending rose quickly following the Cultural Revolution. Similarly, reports indicate Chinese confidence in domestic travel had risen by 60 percent as the country reopened.
Although we speak regularly, I haven’t gotten together with my inner circle of friends in months. Our planned baseball trip to Seattle was canceled, and hope for any type of group getaway this year is fading fast.
Talk has already started about our baseball trip for 2021. Seattle is still the main destination, but in the spirit of revenge travel, we are expanding our trip. Vancouver, Canada, and Portland, Oregon, are the leading candidates to be included. Both cities are about a scenic three-hour drive from Seattle. Our three-day weekend in the Emerald City will become five or six days in the Pacific Northwest.
Although revenge travel might have an ominous name, it is a very positive thing. People have gained a greater appreciation for travel and plan to #ComeBacktoTravel in a big way.
— John Wroblewski, online writer
COMO Hotels and Resorts offers travelers new immersive luxury retreats for 2022. Perfect for couples, small groups or solo travelers, the new COMO Journeys are available to book in Australia, Bhutan, Indonesia and Thailand.
Much of the global business travel industry has already made sustainable business travel a priority with a focus on reducing emissions and their environmental footprint. But the industry, as well as external stakeholders, such as policymakers, recognize more needs to be done.
Anantara Chiang Mai, the deluxe resort on the banks of Thailand’s Mae Ping River, relaunched the city’s most famous high tea experience, served on the terrace of the 100-year-old British Consulate that today houses the resort’s Service 1921 Restaurant & Bar.
The Hotel Bel-Air hosts a new end-of-summer BBQ with Master Chef Wolfgang Puck on the lawn of the hotel. The event is back after a three-year hiatus, set to take place Sept. 6. Guests will be able to enjoy an evening featuring backyard-style barbeque and seasonal summer favorites.
IHG® Hotels & Resorts certainly has a lot to celebrate, starting with an incredible growth story. Over the past five years, IHG has acquired or launched six new brands: Six Senses® Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Vignette™ Collection, voco™ hotels, avid® hotels and Atwell Suites™. Most recently, IHG reached an important milestone with its 6,000th open hotel. The company looks to further expand its portfolio by 30 percent with 1,800 hotels in the development pipeline, with significant focus on growth in the luxury segment where IHG is positioned as one of the top two hotel chains.
The Oberoi, Marrakech introduces its new holistic wellness program, SAHA. Meaning health in Arabic, SAHA aims to help guests reach their full wellbeing potential. The program operates on four key cornerstones: soul & spirit, active body, holistic treatments and a better plate.
Considering an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with walkable cities, cozy pubs and lots of seasonal festivals, the island of Ireland is calling. And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, take a look and see what awaits you on the Emerald Isle …
Emerald Cruises christened its newest Star-Ship, Emerald Luna, in a ceremony in Amsterdam as it prepares to sail the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers of Europe. Equipped to host up to 180 guests, Emerald Luna saw many members of Scenic Group, the parent company of Emerald Cruises, attend the ceremony, including U.S. travel industry advocate and educator Vanessa McGovern, who took honors as godmother during the ceremony.