Having a great year so far? In 2023, there has been a noticeable rise in the number of travellers and holidaymakers across the globe. From Southeast Asia to Japan and even Iceland, the world is embracing a culture of travel, leisure, and exploration. To ignite your wanderlust, we have curated some top travel trends and tips for your next exciting getaway.
1. WELLNESS TRAVEL
Wellness travel is about prioritizing your well-being while you explore the world. It is a journey that enables you to enhance your physical, psychological, and spiritual health. Consider immersing in transformative experiences such as spa treatments, yoga retreats, and mental health retreats. Whether you’re on a business or leisure trip, incorporating a wellness retreat can revitalize your body and mind on various levels.
Travel tip: Pick a resort that boasts exceptional spa facilities and pamper yourself with an afternoon of self-care. We recommend The Chateau Spa & Wellness Resort, where their La Santé Spa offers a range of luxurious treatments.
2. SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL
In 2023, there’s a global buzz surrounding the development of a sustainable future, and this exciting movement extends to the tourism industry. Sustainable travel aims to minimize negative impacts on the environment while embracing responsible practices that conserve nature.
Here’s a question to ponder: Do we think about the environment when we travel? It may seem overwhelming at first, but we have the power to make a significant difference through small changes. By taking simple actions such as carrying our own refillable bottles, refusing single-use plastics, and ensuring responsible waste disposal, we can create a butterfly effect in saving the environment.
Travel tip: Berjaya Hotels & Resorts is committed to supporting sustainable travel. Discover our Go Green & Be Rewarded initiative, and have an eco-friendly stay with us.
3. OFF-SEASON TRAVEL
Travelling during the off-season may seem unappealing due to work commitments, but it actually offers several advantages. For starters, it is more budget-friendly, as off-season rates are typically lower. By choosing to travel during the off-season, you can avoid large crowds of tourists and enjoy a more serene experience at popular holiday destinations.
Travel tip: We recommend exploring Asian countries during the off-season. With the absence of winter in most of these countries, it’s easy to plan a holiday at any time of the year. If you’re seeking a tranquil island getaway, be sure to check out our award-winning beach resorts in Malaysia.
4. OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH TRAVEL
Venturing off the beaten path provides the opportunity to discover destinations free from the influence of mass tourism. These hidden gems have yet to be explored extensively in popular travel blogs and guidebooks, offering an exclusive and authentic experience away from the mainstream.
One way to uncover some unique places is by engaging with the locals and immersing yourself in their culture and traditions. This allows you to explore and experience a destination through the eyes of a resident.
Travel tip: Take a trip to Seychelles, an island renowned for its rich history and gorgeous views. It’s definitely a place that deserves a spot on your travel bucket list. To uncover this hidden gem, we recommend booking a stay at Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino or Berjaya Praslin Resort.
Iceland is a beautiful island nation renowned for its majestic landscapes and pristine nature. When you visit Iceland, take the opportunity to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and see the breathtaking Northern Lights gracefully dancing across its clear night skies. The best time to chase the aurora borealis is between September to April. Book a stay with Iceland Hotel Collection by Berjaya to make the most out of your trip.
5. ASIA GETAWAY
Asia offers a plethora of experiences and has something for every type of traveller. Whether you seek vibrant city adventures or awe-inspiring natural wonders, Asia has it all.
This year, we have seen a surge in travel to Asian countries such as Malaysia, Japan, and the Philippines. Consider these countries for your travel plans. These destinations boast a treasure trove of heritage, culture, and natural beauty.
Travel tip: Visit a country that is tourist-friendly while proudly preserving its culture and heritage. We recommend Japan for an unforgettable winter holiday at Berjaya Hakkoda Ski Resort. Another destination steeped in rich history is Penang Island in Malaysia. Book a stay with Berjaya Penang Hotel to discover more.
These are just some of the trends and tips that have been making waves in 2023. Start making plans for your very own getaway!