Tourism Australia is thrilled to announce the launch of MOUA (Museum of Underwater Art) in Townsville North Queensland. Bookings are now being taken, get ready to be inspired and discover the Reef’s greatest stories #inspiredbyMOUA
Luxury travel advisors have always played a large role in travel decision-making for HNWI and UHNWIs. But in a world where health and safety is expected to be paramount, their role is even more critical as travellers look for first-hand assurance on aspects of their trip.
It’s not just that luxury travellers will expect hygiene and social distancing. Rosie Spinks, Global Tourism Reporter for Skift, says they will be looking for a different type of trip – and they’ll be prepared to pay for it.
How will the pandemic affect the types of luxury experiences travellers are looking for? Are they more likely to want nature experiences or eco-tourism experiences? Will cultural experiences be more or less sought after? We look at five key interests driving experiential tourism now.
Time to begin planning ahead and what better way to celebrate when the borders open than spending a relaxing tropical getaway in New Caledonia.Experience the recently renovated and rebranded DoubleTree by Hilton Noumea Ilot Maitre Resort scheduled to reopen in November 2020.
While the landscape for luxury hotels and villas has undoubtedly changed, there is good reason to believe they will be an attractive proposition once again if they cater to micro travellers, target brand loyalists and incorporate messaging about safety.
We talk to Penny Rafferty from the LLOA and Emma McDonald of LLNZ on how the DNA of the luxury lodges in Australia and New Zealand makes them perfectly positioned for a comeback post- COVID.
With border restrictions easing, outstanding nature experiences and comparatively stable pandemic numbers, you could say that things are looking up for Australian tourism destinations. But will the lure of luxury closer to home be enough to tempt us to explore our own backyard?
Discover the professional and compelling destination management services by The Exquisite Group, creating unique New Zealand experiences for the luxury traveller.
Some commentators argue that luxury tourism, with its wealthy clientele and more exclusive, social-distanced experiences, will bounce back before the rest of the industry. We ask experts what they think.